Gallagher has new stent fitted after latest heart attack

The American funnyman was hospitalised in Arizona on Sunday (25Mar12) and underwent an operation to install a new stent to keep his heart pumping.

A radio host from Chicago, Illinois called Gallagher’s cell phone on Monday morning (26Mar12) to check up on the star and was surprised when the comic answered and revealed he was resting following surgery.

Gallagher’s latest heart attack, his fifth, occurred just 12 days after he collapsed from another cardiac arrest moments before a stand-up gig in Dallas, Texas.

He underwent surgery after that health scare and was placed in a medically-induced coma to speed up his rehabilitation, but was back on his feet and discharged from hospital last Wednesday (21Mar12).