Friday, March 16, 2012
Comedian Gallagher heart attack: Comic has been in medically induced coma - critical condition
Comedian Gallagher, who is recovering from a heart attack, was expected to be out of a medically induced coma by Saturday, according to his promotional manager.
The 65-year-old prop comic Gallagher was put into the coma after suffering a heart attack Wednesday that required him to have two stents replaced.
All signs are good, Christine Sherrer told the Huffington Post on Thursday afternoon, explaining that her client would be slowly awakened over the course of 24 hours or so.
The heart attack came Wednesday while Gallagher was in the green room about 20 minutes before a 9 p.m. show, after doing a meet-and-greet with fans in Lewisville, Texas, outside of Dallas.
Gallagher collapsed last year on stage after suffering a minor heart attack while smashing stuff during a show in Minnesota. The comic, whose full name is Leo Anthony Gallagher, also ran for governor of California in the 2003 recall election, finishing 16th out of 135 candidates.