FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2017, file photo, comic book writer Stan Lee strikes a “Spider-Man” pose at the “Extraordinary: Stan Lee” tribute event at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, Calif. Lee is raising money for victims of Hurricane Irma while in Florida for the MegaCon Tampa Bay convention in Tampa on Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Lee says he feels everyone should do their part to help victims of the storm, and he is auctioning off a one-on-one meal, as well as artwork from his personal collection, during his panel at the convention on Friday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, 95, hospitalized

Legendary Marvel Comics creator and publisher Stan Lee has been hospitalized, a spokesman confirmed to CBS News.

TMZ was first to report that the 95 year old had fallen ill.

TMZ cites sources as saying Lee was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles form his home Wednesday night after suffering shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat.

A spokesperson for Lee told CBS News, “Stan is doing well and feeling good, he is staying there for a few days for some checkups as a safety precaution.”

Lee was profiled two years ago on the CBS News broadcast “Sunday Morning.”

Among other achievements, Lee co-created Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, the Hulk and Black Panther.

When he turned 95 in December, stars of popular Marvel movies and TV shows, such as “The Avengers,” wished him a happy birthday on social media.

Author: CBS News