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The Hero Initiative’s Jim McLauchlin reports that comics legend Gene Colan was hospitalized earlier this week due to pneumonia and other issues:
Gene Colan’s wife Adrienne informs us that Gene was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York early in the morning on Monday, Aug. 10 by ambulance.
All is looking okay, and best guess is that Gene might be laid up in hospital for a few days. In fact, steady improvement could get him home by late Wednesday-early Thursday. He has pneumonia in his right lung behind his heart, and possibility of infection of some fluids. Some Encephalopathy-related difficulties may be going on, too.
As positive vibes are always a nice tonic, cards, letters and well-wishes are deeply appreciated, and can be sent to:
2240 Burnett Street, #5D
Brooklyn, New York 11229
Colan has done numerous prints benefiting the Hero Initiative, which you can find and buy right here. On behalf of everyone at Robot 6, we’d like to wish Gene the best of luck with a speedy recovery.
Update: Clifford Meth offers an update after talking to Colan on the phone.