Stan Lee will not be attending Salt Lake Comic Con's FanX event this weekend. The 94 year old comics creator was originally scheduled to attend a panel and sign autographs for fans, but he dropped out due to an undisclosed health issue. While this was supposed to be Lee's last appearance at Salt Lake Comic Con, the convention announced his appearance had been "postponed" while he recovered.
Lee also missed Big Apple Comic Con last weekend due to the same health issue.
In a statement posted to their Facebook page, Salt Lake Comic Con explained that Lee's doctor recommended that he stay at home and recuperate rather than "risk getting worse."
We are so sorry to announce that Stan Lee will not be able to attend #FanX17 due to health reasons. After a second visit to the doctor this morning, he was advised to rest and recuperate rather than risk getting worse. We wish him a speedy recovery and though we are disappointed, we want what is best for Stan, our dear friend. You have three basic options: 1. You can convert an autograph, photo op or Superfan Pack to vouchers with a 10% premium. 2. You can postpone your product and use it for anything at our next convention. 3. You can get a partial or full refund in 7-10 days. To arrange a refund, visit the Registration Area or email firstname.lastname@example.org Please stay tuned for updates. #FANX17 #stanlee #utah #saltlakecity #slc
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Lee has recently slowed down his busy convention schedule and has announced several "last appearances" at other conventions, including NYCC and C2E2. After all, Lee is 94 years old and it can't be easy maintaining a grueling convention schedule with lots of travel.
All the best to Stan, and here's to a speedy recovery!