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Comedian Gallagher recovering after heart attack

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    FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2006 file photo, comedian Gallagher smashes strawberry syrup and flour at the end of his performance at the Five Flags Theater in Dubuque, Iowa. Gallagher is hospitalized in stable condition after suffering a heart attack at a North Dallas bar before going on stage for a show Wedesday night, March 14, 2012. (AP Photo/Telegraph Herald, Jeremy Portje, File)
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LEWISVILLE, Texas>>  The comedian Gallagher is expected to be out of a medically induced coma by Saturday after suffering a heart attack in a suburban Dallas bar.

Gallagher’s promotional manager, Christine Scherrer, said Friday that the 65-year-old is being slowly taken out of sedation. She says he had two stents replaced after collapsing Wednesday night at Coach Joe’s Hat Tricks in Lewisville.

Marc Cummins, the bar manager, says the comedian collapsed in his office about 20 minutes before he was due to go on stage at 9 p.m.

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.

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