Comedian Gallagher suffers second heart attack in two years

UPDATE: Gallagher is in a medically induced coma, according to Huffington Post.

After recovering from a dramatic heart attack onstage last year, comedian Gallagher has suffered another. The 65-year-old is resting and under sedation and with his family at a Texas hospital, according to a representative. He was set to perform a shot at Coach Joe’s Hat Tricks in Lewisville, Texas last night when he collapsed backstage and was rushed to the hospital, where doctors determined what had happened.

Last year on March 10, Gallagher collapsed in Minnesota during a performance. As we reported then, “During the smashing portion of his show at Whiskey Bone’s Roadhouse, in fact, right after Gallagher exclaimed, “…And the rockets red glare!” and crushed a food product with a giant sledge hammer, the jokester hit the floor and didn’t get up. A 911 call was made and he was rushed to a nearby hospital.”

This heart attack is reportedly more serious than his last. His show’s in Woodlands and El Paso, TX have been cancelled; Gallagher also had shows scheduled in Hinton, Ok and Bend and Portland in Oregon. No word on the status of the rest of his shows. He’s booked through the end of the year.

Gallagher, 65, was set to perform on Wednesday night at Coach Joe’s Hat Tricks in Lewisville, Texas, when he collapsed backstage. An ambulance took him to a nearby hospital where doctors determined he had suffered a heart attack. He remains there under sedation, said Christine Scherrer, a representative for his manager.

Dylan P. Gadino

Dylan is the founder and editor emeritus of Laughspin.

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