Stan Lee, 95, reportedly rushed to hospital

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Comic book legend Stan Lee was reportedly rushed to a hospital Wednesday night after suffering heart trouble.

The 95-year-old remains at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles after having shortness of breath and an irregular heartbeat, TMZ reported Thursday.

However, Lee’s rep told The Hollywood Reporter that “Stan is doing well and feeling good. He is staying there for a few days for some check-ups as a safety precaution.”

Comic book legend Stan Lee, left, creator of the

Stan Lee, left, creator of the “Black Panther” superhero, poses with Chadwick Boseman, star of the new “Black Panther” film, at the premiere at The Dolby Theatre on Monday, Jan. 29, 2018, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

A day before he was hospitalized, Lee appeared to be in good spirits as he attended the premiere of Marvel’s “Black Panther” movie, but has faced reports of poor health in the past.

The co-creator of Marvel canceled appearances at Salt Lake City Comic Con and Big Apple Comic Con last year, reportedly due to health issues.

In March 2017, Lee took to Facebook to write that he had “Been feeling almost back up to snuff. So time to send out the battle cry: EXCELSIOR!” — his oft-used catchphrase.

The Marvel magnate recently made headlines after being accused of sexual harassment by nurses who take care of him at his home in Los Angeles.

According to a January report by the Daily Mail, nurses alleged Lee repeatedly groped and harassed them, asked for oral sex while showering and would walk around naked.

Lee denied the allegations, according to a statement from his rep published by the Mail, and “intends to fight to protect his stellar good name and impeccable character.”

Lee, a U.S. Army veteran, “is celebrated as the creative tour de force behind Marvel’s Silver Age,” according to Marvel’s website, and is “the co-creator of beloved characters like Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four, Hulk, Thor and the X-Men.”

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Stan Lee, 95, reportedly rushed to hospital

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