Gallagher out of coma, telling jokes with family
The comedian Gallagher is telling jokes after being taken out of the medically induced coma he entered following his heart attack last week in Texas.
Doctors slowly woke up Gallagher on Sunday morning, according to the Associated Press. His promotional manager, Christine Scherrer, said he immediately recognized his family and started talking to them. She said he’s breathing on his own, moving and joking around.
The comedian, whose full name is Leo Anthony Gallagher, is known for smashing watermelons with a sledgehammer.
Miss Scherrer says the comedian had two stents replaced after collapsing Wednesday before a performance at Lewisville bar, near Dallas. He had a minor heart attack last March after collapsing while performing in Minnesota.