Peter David, legendary writer of comics such as The Incredible Hulk, She-Hulk, Supergirl, and more, has been hospitalized after suffering a heart attack and a series of strokes. The news spread online after the launch of a GoFundMe on Sunday to help pay for his medical expenses.
TMZ first broke the story of David’s hospitalization after speaking to his wife, Kathleen David:
Peter tried getting out of bed last week, but instead he slid off because he was unable to use his legs. Kathleen was able to get him standing and take him downstairs, but after he was unable to get off the couch for 5 hours, she called 911. We’re told paramedics took him to a hospital, noting he was gray when they arrived. Kathleen says she later learned Peter had suffered a mild cardiac event and a major stroke … followed by a few smaller ones.
Since launching a GoFundMe to help cover expenses, Mrs. David has provided updates on her husband’s condition:
This morning they put a heart monitor in his chest to keep an eye on what is going on with his heart.
There are still a series of tests they need to do with his carotid arteries before we know the next step.
On the good side, the stroke and the aftershocks were not as bad as ten years ago. He working hard on his physical therapy and is bouncing back much better this time around. If he keeps it up then he is home. He is still the wisecracking storyteller he has always been
She recently posted a photo of Peter from his hospital bed: