REPORT: Comic Book Legend Hospitalized For Debilitating Strokes


Leena Nasir Entertainment Reporter
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Comic book legend Peter David has been hospitalized after suffering from a series of extremely debilitating strokes, according to an update from his wife, Kathleen David.

David famously wrote the comic books “The Incredible Hulk,” “Spider-Man 2099,” “Supergirl” and “Aquaman,” alongside the “Star Trek: New Frontier” novels. Kathleen reported he was unable to get out of bed earlier this month, saying he slid off the bed while trying to stand, but was completely unable to use his legs, according to TMZ. She assisted him and after some time, he was able to stand with her support, and she helped Peter get downstairs. Kathleen said Peter was then unable to get off the couch for five hours, at which point she made the decision to call 911 and seek medical assistance for her husband, according to TMZ.

Paramedics transported the Marvel and DC writer to the hospital and observed that he was visibly gray in color while he was in their care. After a series of tests it was determined that Peter had suffered a mild cardiac event and had survived a major stroke, according to TMZ.

Peter then suffered from several additional strokes. Kathleen reported that he currently remains in hospital and continues to receive medical care under observation. Additional tests are being run to determine the next steps, according to TMZ. (RELATED: Legendary Comic Book Artist Chuck Dixon Takes A Big Swipe At ‘Woke’ ‘Race Swapping’ Of Characters)

Doctors have observed positive progress, notably that Peter can speak and is cognizant of his surroundings and current medical condition. He has conveyed his frustration about being unable to leave the hospital, according to TMZ.

Medical expenses have been accumulating quickly, and a friend of Peter’s has started a GoFundMe page to take some financial pressure off the writer while he focuses on his recovery.