Stan Lee abruptly canceled a couple of appearances recently, leading to concerns about the 89-year-old comic book legend’s health. Through his company POW! Entertainment, he’s ended speculation by reporting that he’s had a pacemaker implanted.
The co-creator of Spider-Man, X-Men, the Avengers and many more seems characteristically upbeat about his recovery from the surgery, with his official statement reading, “In an effort to be more like my fellow Avenger, Tony Stark, I have had an electronic pace-maker placed near my heart to insure that I’ll be able to lead thee for another 90 years.”
The full press release, written in signature Stan Lee style, follows after the jump.
POW! ENTERTAINMENT RELEASES A MESSAGE FROM ITS CHAIRMAN STAN LEE
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – SEPTEMBER 28, 2012 – POW! Entertainment (OTCQB: POWN) (Company), the media and entertainment company, today has a message from its founder and Chairman:
This is a dispatch sent from your beloved Generalissimo, directly from the center of Hollywood’s combat zone!
Now hear this! Your leader hath not deserted thee! In an effort to be more like my fellow Avenger, Tony Stark, I have had an electronic pace-maker placed near my heart to insure that I’ll be able to lead thee for another 90 years.
But fear thee not, my valiant warriors. I am in constant touch with our commanders in the field and victory shall soon be ours. Now I must end this dispatch and join my troops, for an army without a leader is like a day without a cameo!