Watermelon-smashing comic Gallagher has been hospitalized in Minnesota after collapsing on stage last night.
The comedian, whose real name is Leo Anthony Gallagher, was performing for an audience of 400 at the Whiskey Bone Roadhouse, when he fainted during the show, authorities confirm.
The 64-year-old had complained of pain in his left arm and shortness of breath earlier in the evening, per the Rochester Post Bulletin newspaper, but was responsive as he was wheeled out of the bar by medics.
How's he doing now?
The prop comic is currently in stable condition at Saint Marys Hospital. His manager, Christine Sherrer, says that Gallagher is awake and undergoing tests this morning.
Whiskey Bones owner Todd Powers told the Post Bulletin that the comic appeared to have suffered some kind of seizure and that he went down in the middle of his most famous stunt—using a sledgehammer to smash things to pieces, including watermelons and container of cottage cheese.
Before that sketch, Gallagher had left the stage once after fainting. He rested in a booth at the bar with cold towels on his head, but then decided to continue his act.
Updates to come as we learn more on his condition.