Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Stan Lee was taken to the hospital on Wednesday but is now "feeling great," the Marvel maestro said in an interview Thursday night.
Lee, 95, told ABC 7-TV that he checked himself into Cedars-Sinai hospital in Los Angeles because he thought it "wouldn't be bad for me."
"In fact, it turned out to be pretty good. It got me a lot of publicity," Lee said. "I didn't realize the whole world worried about whether I was in the hospital or not."
TMZ reported on Thursday evening that Lee went to the hospital for an irregular heartbeat and shortness of breath.
A rep told the Hollywood Reporter that it appeared Lee might have to stay in the hospital for several days, but doctors found no reason to keep him after one night.
Although Lee joked about his hospitalization getting a great deal of attention, he said it reminded him of how appreciative he is for his fans.
"It's nice to know that somewhere in the world there are still people who care about what I say or do," he said. "And it's nice to know that somewhere in the world there are always people who are fans who care about what people do -- the people they're interested in. And I think having fans is one of the greatest things. I can never say how grateful I am for it."