Gallagher heart attack sends comedian to hospial

Gallagher, 65, was about to take the stage for a show in Dallas when he had a heart attack.

LEWISVILLE, Texas (AP) - The comedian Gallagher is hospitalized in stable condition after suffering a heart attack at a North Dallas bar before going on stage for a show.

Gallagher's promotional manager, Christine Scherrer, says the 65-year-old is sedated and "slowly recovering" after collapsing Wednesday night.

The New York Daily News reports that Gallagher is in a medically-induced coma. It's a precautionary measure, and doctors tell the newspaper that his outlook for a full recovery is good.

Marc Cummins, the manager of Coach Joe's Hat Tricks in Lewisville, says the comedian collapsed in his office about 20 minutes before a show that was due to start at 9 p.m.

Cummins says the club's promotions director performed CPR on Gallagher before paramedics arrived.

Last March, the comedian best known for smashing watermelons with a sledgehammer suffered a minor heart attack after collapsing during a performance in Minnesota. His full name is Leo Anthony Gallagher.