Comedian Gallagher Released From Texas Hospital

The comedian collapsed before show at Coach Joe's Hat Tricks in Lewisville

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    The comedian Gallagher has been released from a Texas hospital, a week after suffering a heart attack before a performance at a Lewisville bar.

    His promotional manager, Christine Scherrer, says the Los Angeles-based comedian was released Wednesday but will stay in the Dallas area for a while to recuperate.

    Scherrer says Gallagher is with his family and is "moving around on his own."

    Gallagher, known for smashing watermelons with a sledgehammer, had two stents replaced after collapsing March 14 at a Lewisville bar. He came out of a medically induced coma Sunday.

    The comedian, whose full name is Leo Anthony Gallagher, had a minor heart attack last March after collapsing while performing in Minnesota.

    Sherrer says March shows have been moved, but Gallagher's April schedule is intact so far.

    TMZ caught up with the comedian and he was still telling jokes: