Watermelon smashing comedian, Leo Gallagher, was hospitalized on Wednesday evening after suffering a heart attack at Hat Tricks, a bar in Texas, where he was scheduled to perform later that night.
Gallagher collapsed in a Minnesota club in March of last year after he heaved a giant mallet above his head to smash a watermelon. The entire scene left the audience shocked and concerned.
His manager, Craig Marquardo, told TheWrap that Gallagher “had met a few fans and whatnot, and he was in the office (of Hat Tricks) when he felt a little tired. So he went in and sat down, and then (club employees) went in and checked on him and he wasn’t feeling good, so they called an ambulance.” Marquardo added that Gallagher “…was feeling the onset of a heart attack … He just didn’t know it at the time.”
Gallagher is currently being evaluated at a Dallas area hospital and his manager has cancelled some of his performances but is waiting for test results before he nixes the rest of the tour.
Events over the past few years may have led to his heart-attacks. His brother Ron tried to impersonate him and rip-off his act which led him to sue his kin and he has also been brought under scrutiny for making jokes about “French fags” and weird baby names that lead to lesbian tendencies.
Marc Maron confronted Gallagher about his “prejudiced material” and walked out of the WTF interview. Throughout the interview in the following YouTube video you can tell how stressed out and angry the comedian was:
Once word of his heart-attack got out snarky tweets ensued:
Gallagher had a heart attack before a show. I guess this means Carrot Top will be having one soon too…
I heard that Gallagher had a heart attack and that makes me sad because I thought he died like ten years ago. 🙁
Gallagher had a heart attack! I wonder if the doctors pounded his chest with a huge mallet…