Comedian Gallagher suffers heart attack at Texas club

American comedian Gallagher is "slowly recovering" from a heart attack suffered just before he was to perform at a Texas club.

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  • The 65-year-old comic is listed in stable condition in a Texas hospital, his manager says
  • Gallagher's shows are postponed through next week, she says
  • "His family is with him," the manager says

The comic Gallagher, known for smashing watermelons, is "slowly recovering" from a heart attack suffered just before he was to perform at a Texas club, his promotional manager said Thursday.

"We will not know the outcome until sometime tomorrow," Christine Scherrer said.

Gallagher, 65, is in stable condition at an undisclosed Dallas-area hospital, Scherrer said.

He was about to go onstage Wednesday at Hat Tricks, a Lewisville, Texas, club, when he fell ill and was taken to a hospital by paramedics, she said.

"His family is with him and Hat Tricks has been unbelievable with the help and support with everything," Scherrer said.

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His shows in Texas, Oklahoma and Oregon scheduled through next week have been postponed, she said.