Gallagher in Medically Induced Coma

GallagherIt was reported that on March 14, Gallagher, renowned prop comedian famous for his smashing-watermelons routine, suffered a heart attack in a Texas bar shortly before he was set to head on stage for a performance. Gallagher was rushed to a Texas hospital, where he was set to recuperate for a few days following the incident.

News today is that after Gallagher was admitted to the hospital, he was placed in a medically induced coma to rest and recover from the heart attack. The Huffington Post reports that Gallagher is in good condition and that his doctors are optimistic for a substantial recovery.
This is the second heart attack Gallagher has suffered in just over a year. The last one took place in the middle of a performance in a Minnesota venue.
Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.