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Gallagher's Stage Collapse -- Caught on Tape

3/11/2011 10:36 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Comedian Gallagher collapsed on stage during a performance in Minnesota Thursday night ... and the scary moment was all captured on video. 

Gallagher Stage Collapse Video
The footage -- shot in Rochester, Minnesota at Whiskey Bones Road House -- shows Gallagher slam something with his sledgehammer ... then hunch over and fall backwards onto the stage.

Moments after Gallagher hits the ground, people from the audience ran on stage to help.  He was transported to Saint Mary's Hospital shortly after the incident.

A rep for Gallagher tells TMZ he is awake this morning, feeling weak, but his spirits are good.  Doctors have not yet determined what happened.

UPDATE: Gallagher's manager tells TMZ he will cancel his next few shows, scheduled for tonight and tomorrow, and the rest of his upcoming schedule is up in the air ... depending on how he checks out. There is no timetable for his release.

We're also told Gallagher is awake, making jokes, laughing and his spirits are really high.


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1.

Al    

Scary. So many people at a Gallagher show.

1236 days ago
2.

mnbuzz    

heres another view of that and some other smashes that night

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKHODjjuRWI

1236 days ago
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Buster    

So the guy who's famous for smashing watermelons with a sledgehammer collapses after smashing a watermelon with a sledgehammer. Sweet irony.

1236 days ago
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SantaFeJack    

Gallagher is more than smashing pumpkins; he's a solid comedic performer and has been for decades. How about a little sympathy for the guy?

1236 days ago
5.

sheesh    

funny, funny man. Get well soon, G!

1236 days ago
6.

artie help    

he got hit in head with a rogue watermelon pit,

1236 days ago
7.

lalaland    

How can that gag still be funny after 30 years? It's like paying money to go watch someone smash pies into people's faces. Kind of looses it's shock value, don't you think?

1236 days ago
8.

Caroline    

The watermelon must have been GAY!


http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/gallagher-is-a-paranoid-right-wing-watermelon-smashing-maniac/Content?oid=4357855

1236 days ago
9.

meef    

lame d@uchebags that record live commedy shows with their crappy cellphone cameras are, well... lame d@uchebags.

1236 days ago
10.

your mom wants me    

#5 your an idiot...he smashes watermelons....not pumpkins. dummy. anyways...he released a video from his home and he even smashed a watermelon "or a pumpkin for #5" in good spirits to make up for cutting the show short. see here >> http://www.youtube.com/user/craiget <<... we all wish you a speedy recovery.

1236 days ago
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sp8ce    

Good. Maybe it was the hand of god that struck him down. He's turned into such a bigot these days. Maybe he'll use the downtime to reconsider his hateful points of view.

1236 days ago
12.

Orlando Ozio    

Can Gallagher 2 take over for him?

1236 days ago
13.

stu    

i saw G in the 80's. tat hammer is 2 heavy for grandpa.
audience sounded drunk. reason they were there. how much r tix? $5?

1236 days ago
14.

JImmy    

Gallagher is a paranoid, racist, homophobe wacko. Must read:

http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/gallagher-is-a-paranoid-right-wing-watermelon-smashing-maniac/Content?oid=4357855

1236 days ago
15.

justis    

So some guys is recording with his celphone camera, suddenly someone collapses and you can hear people hollering to call 911. What does the guy with the celphone camera do???? Does he quit recording and call 911??? Noooooo...

1236 days ago
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