Lee makes appearances at various cons across the country, giving autographs and taking pictures with many of his fans as a means of connecting with the people he's entertained for decades.
While the news will likely be met with disappointment, Lee is getting older and must maintain his health if he's going to honor other convention commitments he's scheduled for this year.
The convention organizers announced they will give refunds to anyone who purchased tickets for photo ops, autographs, or the swag bag.
Lee, 94, has cancelled a handful of appearances at conventions over the last few years, but he still honors other commitments whenever he's able and healthy to do so.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Big Apple Comic Con has just been informed that due to health issues Stan Lee will NOTbe appearing at the convention Saturday March 11th or Sunday March 12th. Stan keeps to an amazing schedule and it seems to have taken its toll. We are terribly sorry for any inconvenience but the show must go on. We are going to have a tremendous weekend loaded with great guests, exhibitors and events. For those wanting to purchase items autographed by Stan, the Stan Lee Collectibles booth will be in hand with a variety of signed items. Let's all wish Stan well and party like you know he wants us to! OUR REFUND POLICY: No refunds on admission tickets, but refunds/exchanges are available for those who purchased Stan Lee's autograph, photo ops, or the Swag Bag #bigapplecon #bigapplecc #StanLee #stanleebigapple #comiccon #comiccreators #badnews #convention #marvel
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Let's hope he feels better in time for his next scheduled appearance. The Man's exuberance can only be matched by his love for the fans, and it's a shame he'll have to bow out this weekend.