Peter David, legendary writer of The Incredible Hulk, Spider-Man 2099, Supergirl, and more, has been hospitalized after suffering a heart attack and a series of strokes. The news spread online after the launch of a GoFundMe on Sunday to help pay for his medical expenses.
TMZ of all places reported on the circumstances around David’s hospitalization, as told to them by his wife, Kathleen David:
Peter tried getting out of bed last week, but instead he slid off because he was unable to use his legs. Kathleen was able to get him standing and take him downstairs, but after he was unable to get off the couch for 5 hours, she called 911. We’re told paramedics took him to a hospital, noting he was gray when they arrived. Kathleen says she later learned Peter had suffered a mild cardiac event and a major stroke … followed by a few smaller ones.
In the days since the launch of the GoFundMe, Kathleen David has provided updates on her husband’s condition. This one is from Monday, November 28th:
This morning they put a heart monitor in his chest to keep an eye on what is going on with his heart.
There are still a series of tests they need to do with his carotid arteries before we know the next step.
On the good side, the stroke and the aftershocks were not as bad as ten years ago.
He working hard on his physical therapy and is bouncing back much better this time around. If he keeps it up then he is home.
He is still the wisecracking storyteller he has always been
She also posted a photo of Peter in his hospital bed earlier today:
The Hero Initiative also posted an update saying they’ve been in touch with the David family and are ready to assist as needed:
We’re in touch with Peter David’s family & will check in regularly. Things are going as well as can be expected; all are hopeful everything will trend upward. We’ll insure that needs are taken care of. Meantime, you can check out a Peter GoFundMe as well: https://t.co/Z1AISV7ZPq
— The Hero Initiative (@heroinitiative) November 30, 2022