Famed prop comic Gallagher suffered his second heart attack earlier this week and was placed in a medically induced coma to recover. The watermelon smashing funnyman was set to perform at a club called Hat Trick in Lewisville, Texas when he suffered a heart attack back stage.
A rep for Gallagher said that his prognosis is good, but that he was placed in a coma to achieve full recovery. People Magazine reports that he is expected to be pulled from the coma sometime on Friday, March 16.
The 65-year-old had held a meet-and-greet with fans at the Texas club earlier in the day on Wednesday, March 14 and suffered the heart attack while in the club's green room. After his heart attack last year he told the crowd at his come-back show that he felt lucky to be alive:
"I almost died two weeks ago . . . these are extra days that I've been given. I guess God said, 'Wait a minute, Boca ain't had their show yet.' So it's not me, it's God's will we have this show tonight." He continued, "You can like God all you want to but I'm pissed at him . . . I had a heart attack while I was doing sledge-o-matic, which is gonna look great in the paper. But now I could die doing something stupid and my story won't be as cool."
by RTT Staff Writer
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