Even hell doesn’t want Gallagher…
That’s what Jimmie Walker said when he emailed to tell me that Gallagher had suffered a heart attack. Gallagher – his first name is Leo – fell to the stage Thursday in Minnesota. He was working a comedy club called the Whiskey Bones Roadhouse when he suffered the attack.
Gallagher, 64, was doing his fruit and vegetable smashing routine when he simply lost it and splattered onto the stage. The event was captured on video and was released on TMZ.
As many of you may recall, Leo and I went round and round several months ago when he appeared at Stanford & Sons for two nights.
He even turned and punched me in the car after we left NBC studios where he’d just done an interview.
Gallagher was upset because he felt I got between him and the anchor person who was about to do the story. I explained to Leo that the news person was not familiar with his act and I was simply updating him on what it is Gallagher does. The guy was in his late 20’s and had never seen Leo perform live or on TV.
Leo thought I was telling him what to do and when we driving back during my explanation, he turned and hit me.
I told him not to speak to me the rest of the time he was in KC.
He did his shows and they were good. However it did take him 20 minutes to get up on stage after we’d announced him. Leo seemed to feel that we shouldn’t sell drinks during his show. The "noise" took away from his performance.
I wish him no harm. He’s, well, strange.
It’s been reported that he’s in hospital and resting and will be back in action soon.Hope he gets well and becomes normal again.
In many ways.