Updated December 18, 2017: Brian Michael Bendis was admitted back into the hospital over the weekend following a relapse of his previously-diagnosed MRSA infection. An unspecified surgery was performed Saturday, with Bendis tweeting positively after the fact about recovering.
"Surgery yesterday was a big success. They found the necrotic tissue that was going to do me in," Bendis tweeted Sunday. "The doctors were very excited this morning. Hopefully I’m getting out of here soon. Hopefully hopefully hopefully. Again, thank you to everyone who reached out."
Original Story: Brian Michael Bendis has revealed a several health scare which happened last week - a MRSA infection which left him unconscious and temporarily blinded, leading to a four-day hospitalization in Portland's Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. In a series of tweets, the writer detailed the situation and expressed thanks to his friends and family.
"So, one week ago I woke up in intensive care because of a surprise MRSA infection that grabbed & blinded me for 4 days. this was the worst week of my life. I almost died on Monday. it'll take months to recover. i wasn't even going to share it was so bad," Bendis tweeted. "My wife literally saved my life. my friends surrounded me in a wall of love. Fraction didn't leave my bedside for two days. My face had swelled shut. [David Walker, Michael Avon Oeming, Taki Soma] (and many non comics pals) just descended on my family & kept my kids safe."
Bendis is now back home recovering, but has cancelled an upcoming convention appearance in Portugal and warned of delays to some of his Marvel and DC work.
"I'm home. Miraculously. my recent healthy eating & weight loss helped me bounce out of the hospital and I'm recovering here at home. I look like actual shit but I feel alive," Bendis tweeted. "Joe Quesada has\d my back. Marvel & DC both agreed to let me do my work when I can. I can and need to, but today, waking up to your reactions to Jessica & miles, (both coming out on the same day) was such a reversal of fortune to where I was last week that I could not even process it. thank you for being you. I'm on the mend. I'm here and I get better every day."
"To everyone who reached out with empathy and compassion, and to those who have suffered or are helping people suffering through similar situations and shared your story, thank you," Bendis continued. "I’m really grateful for your support. I’m overwhelmed. Today is better than yesterday."