Turns out those concerns over Stan Lee’s recent show cancellations weren’t entirely unfounded—The Man announced he just received a pacemaker:

“Attention, Troops!

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!”

Lee will be 90 in a few months, and as we all know, keeps up an insanely busy schedule for anyone, let alone a man his age. With his new, electronic heart, he’ll probably keep chugging along for another 30 years. Best wishes to a speedy recovery for Stan.


  1. My dad and Stan Lee are about the same age. My dad had a pacemaker put in around 5 years ago or so and he’s doing great. If Stan is anything like my dad, I’m sure he’ll will find that his energy level will actually increase. THAT would be something to see! Excelsior!!

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