Comedian Gallagher May Come Out of Medically-Induced Coma Sunday | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Comedian Gallagher May Come Out of Medically-Induced Coma Sunday

Gallagher collapsed in a club manager's office on Wednesday



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    North Texas doctors have decided to wait before bringing the comedian Gallagher out of the medically induced coma he was put in after his heart attack last week.

    Doctors had planned to wake the 65-year-old comedian on Saturday. But his promotional manager, Christine Scherrer, says he was trying to wake on his own.

    Doctors are keeping him sedated because they want to wake him slowly. She says they may try today.

    Scherrer says the comedian had two stents replaced after collapsing Wednesday before a performance at Coach Joe's Hat Tricks in Lewisville.

    Marc Cummins, the manager of Coach Joe's Hat Tricks says the club's promotions director performed CPR on Gallagher before paramedics arrived.

    Last March Gallagher had a minor heart attack after collapsing while performing in Minnesota. His full name is Leo Anthony Gallagher, and he's best known for smashing watermelons with a sledgehammer.