Marvel legend and comicbook industry icon, Stan Lee, recently had to cancel a string of appearances for comic conventions in the US, latest of which was Wizard World in Cleveland.


In an exclusive video by TMZ, Stan Lee updated everyone of his condition. The icon has been battling pneumonia, but assures everyone that his condition is already improving. Though from the looks of the video, he might still need a few more days to recuperate back to tiptop shape before he can attend to his convention obligations again.

“Hiya heroes, this is Stan Lee. 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 and I miss you all. I miss your enthusiasm. I miss all the notes and the photos and the emails I used to get, and I still get a lot of them, and I want you to know that I still love you all and I think that Marvel and Spidey and I have the best group of fans that any group in the world ever had and I sure appreciate it. So let me know how you’re doing. I hope everything is going well for you, and I hope next time we talk I’ll be in even better shape. Maybe I’ll have some of this pneumonia knocked down and we can have some real fun over the Internet. Until then, Excelsior.”

It can be recalled that we’ve expressed our skepticism over Stan Lee’s arrival in Manila this coming March. With his health concerns becoming more frequent as of late, chances of him visiting Manila are getting slimmer by the day. Let’s hope ComicCon Asia has alternatives.