Gallagher is a long-time comedian mostly known for smashing items on stage with a giant mallet. In 2012, he sufferd a pair of heart...

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Seriously, rest up and get better, Gallagher!

Just 10 days after being hospitalized and placed in a medically-induced coma as the result of a heart attack in Texas, the veteran comedian suffered yet another one last night, his rep confirms.

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According to TMZ, Gallagher ran out of his heart medication, felt chest pains coming on again and was rushed to a hospital in Arizona. He's in stable condition says his rep, who released the following statement:

"Gallagher suffered a mild heart attack today at a hospital in Sedona due to complications from his previous heart attack. He is awake and resting comfortably now."

Gallagher initially planned on continuing his tour after the first incident, but then told friends he was retiring from the business. Based on this follow-up hospitalization, it's clear he's making the right choice. We wish the watermelon-smashing funny man all the best.

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Long-time comedian Leo Anthony Gallagher - simply "Gallagher" on stage - is awake and in good spirits following a heart attack, his manager tells E! News.

The watermelon-smashing icon felt intense chest pains prior to a show in Texas last week and was actually placed in a medically-induced coma on Thursday. But Christina Scherrer now confirms that her client is breathing on his own, moving around and flashing signs of his regular personality to visitors.

"We're not sure how long the doctors will want him to stay yet," Scherrer says, adding hopefully. "So far so good, can't wait to have him back!"

Gallagher also suffered a heart attack about one year ago in Minnesota. It's unknown at this time when he'll return to performing, but he reportedly has no plans to retire any time soon.

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Veteran stand-up comedian Gallagher - best known for smashing items on stage with a large wooden hammer he has deemed the Sledge-O-Matic - suffered a heart attack prior to a show in Texas on Wednesday and was rushed to the hospital.

Sources confirm he has since been placed in a medically-induced coma and will likely be awoken from it some time today.

The 65-year old's manager, Christine Scherrer, tells The Huffington Post that her client is in stable condition, is "slowing recovering" and is expected to return to the stage in the near future after suffering his second heart attack in a year.

Gallagher's performances for this weekend have been rescheduled and we wish him nothing but great health going forward.

UPDATE: As of March 18, Gallagher is out of his coma and telling jokes in his hospital room. This is encouraging news.

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