Stan Lee’s message to fans and friends: ‘I’m back!’ (video)

In a video posted Thursday on Twitter, Stan Lee had a message for fans — his “close, close friends,” as he put it: “I’m back.”

And, the Marvel Comics icon told them, “you’re my friends, I’m your friend, and we’re not gonna let anything come between that arrangement.”

“It’s taken me a while to get used to being 79 years old,” joked Lee, who turned 95 in December. “We’ve been together so many generations, and I don’t want that to stop.”

Lee also promised that this latest video is only the first in a new series. “I’m warning you, I’m back again with new energy, and new care, and new protestations of the fact that I love my fans.”

See the clip below:

Lee concluded the video with his trademark “excelsior” catch phrase. Back at you Stan. Back at you.

It’s been rough several months for Lee, who lost his wife, Joan, last year and was briefly hospitalized in February. His illness was followed by a string of legal difficulties, including a fraud lawsuit against his former manager.

Lee also accused other unnamed people of falsely running social media accounts his name, but recently took control of his Twitter account, posting several videos addressing everything from those legal issues to that Thanos finger-snap in “Infinity War.

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Comic book creator Stan Lee kisses his wife Joan after she walked across his newly unveiled star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California, January 4, 2011. It was the 2,428th star on the Walk of Fame. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Stan Lee, wife Joan and Peter Paul with wife during Cast of 'Friends' Receives Friends Helping Friends Award at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/WireImage)
Comic book creator Stan Lee (L) smiles as his wife Joan walks across his newly unveiled star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Hollywood, California, January 4, 2011. It was the 2,428th star on the Walk of Fame. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Stan Lee, former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, and wife Joan gesture as they arrive at the 23rd annual Producers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills, California, January 21, 2012. Lee received the Guild's Vanguard Award at the event. REUTERS/Fred Prouser (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 18: Stan Lee and wife Joan arrive at The Hollywood Awards Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel October 18, 2004 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 21: Comic book artist Stan Lee (R) and Joan B. Lee attend the 23rd annual Producers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 21, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images For PGA)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 04: Comic book legend Stan Lee and wife Joan Lee attend a ceremony honoring Stan Lee with the 2,428th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on January 4, 2011 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 21: Stan Lee and wife Joan Lee attend the 23rd annual Producers Guild Awards at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 21, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
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