Wacky American comedian Leo Gallagher, who is best known for his trademark watermelon-smashing “Sledge-o-Matic,” has suffered a second heart attack in less than two weeks.
Gallagher, 65, suffered a heart attack at an Arizona hospital on Sunday, March 25. His spokesperson has confirmed that the comedian is recovering and surrounded by friends and family. However, his current comedy tour was cancelled for the rest of 2012.
“As of last night, Gallagher will not be doing the shows this year,” said spokeswoman Christine Sherrer. “He can’t!”
Earlier this month on March 14, Gallagher suffered a heart attack at a bar in Lewisville, Texas. He was put in a medically induced coma for four days. He had two coronary stents replaced and experienced some memory loss after he regained consciousness.
“I was surprised that I was in the hospital and my son and daughter were there,” Gallagher told Ohio WDCM radio host Scott Spears on his show “Over Breakfast with Scott Spears” on Thursday morning.
The comedian also suffered a heart attack in 2011 in Minnesota, where he collapsed on stage at the end of the show.
Gallagher does not plan to return to the stage. He is planning to focus instead on writing television scripts.