Gallagher Out of Coma

    March 19, 2012

Comedy legend Gallagher was taken out of a medically induced coma, after recently suffering a heart attack near Dallas, Texas.

The prop comic’s promotional manager Christine Scherrer said that Gallagher instantly recognized his family members after doctors slowly woke him up. Scherrer adds that Gallagher is breathing on his own, moving around and cracking jokes, but there is no word on how long he will remain hospitalized.

The comedian, born Leo Anthony Gallagher, had two stents replaced after collapsing Wednesday before a performance at Lewisville, TX bar. Gallagher also suffered a minor heart attack last March after collapsing while performing in Minnesota. Below is a video of the incident that occurred at Whiskey Bones Roadhouse:

Scherrer adds that Gallagher appreciates his fans’ thoughts and prayers. Gallagher is best known for smashing watermelons.