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It’s been quite a rough 12 months for Stan Lee, as his latest health-worry has been a battle against pneumonia.
Speaking to fans in a video released by TMZ, Lee said;
“I haven’t been in touch with you lately. Had a little bout of pneumonia I’ve been fighting, but it seems to be getting better.
But I want you all to know I’m thinking of you.
Of course, I always think of the fans, and I hope you’re all doing well.”
The ongoing issues resulted in Stan having to cancel several comic con appearances, just the latest in an ever-shrinking line of events “The Man” has had to cut back on.
In 2012, he dropped out of two appearances in 2012 – Lee later revealed he’d had a pacemaker fitted. In 2015, he was rushed to hospital, though he was still able to attend the red-carpet premiere of Ant-Man. Then, in 2017, Lee cancelled appearances at the Big Apple Con and Salt Lake City Comic Con‘s FanX.
The bout of pneumonia also follows an incident earlier this year wherein Stan was rushed to hospital after suffering from a shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat.
And if the pneumonia wasn’t bad enough, TMZ also reported that Stan Lee was robbed of $1.4 million in February, just days before pneumonia started.
Apparently, Stan doesn’t even know how the money has gone missing either.
Police were called to the 95-year old’s Hollywood home on Friday 23rd February and spent two hours with him in an attempt to figure out who committed the theft.
Let’s hope 2018 starts to get better for Stan Lee very soon!