Unfortunately, Gene fell ill. Lately, he has been cancelling his convention appearances because of health reasons. Sadly, Hero Intiative says that Gene was hospitalized again on Monday with pneumonia in his right lung behind his heart, and possibility of infection of some fluids.
Jim McLauchlin of the Hero Intiative writes:
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.
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Brooklyn, New York 11229
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