Gallagher smashed by heart attack
I hate hearing this news. I love Gallagher and can’t imagine such an energetic performer hitting the wall. This is the first time I have seen his real name, Marvin Joseph. At least Gallagher survived what the horses didn’t over at HBO.
“Gallagher hospitalized after heart attack; HBO cancels ‘Luck’
By Jen Chaney and Sarah Anne Hughes
Comedian Gallagher in 2003. (Marvin Joseph - The Washington Post) Gallagher, the comedian whose signature gag involves smashing watermelons, had a heart attack Wednesday. TMZ reports that he suffered from intense chest pains right before taking the stage at a club in Texas and was transported to the hospital. Gallagher’s manager said he will remain hospitalized for a couple of days, and that the attack was “mild to serious.” (TMZ)”
What the Washington Post missed is the complete story. By comparison check the Huffington Post report.
“Comedian Gallagher in induced coma in Texas hospital
His manager, Christine Scherrer, tells The Huffington Post that the comedian is expected to remain in the (self-induced) coma until sometime today (24 hours) to relax and recover. Scherrer said his family is with him and, according to his doctors, all signs are good.
AP reports he is in stable condition and that Scherrer says he is "slowly recovering."
Gallagher's tour dates for this weekend and next have been rescheduled. Scherrer also told HuffPost that Gallagher has been in excellent health since the heart attack he had last year and this is the first incident since then.””
You don’t want to have repeat heart attacks.