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Louie Anderson

Saved By Ndamukong Suh

After 'Splash' Mishap

1/28/2013 3:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Comedian Louie Anderson narrowly averted disaster this week at a taping of "Splash" -- because he nearly sank to the bottom of the pool from sheer exhaustion -- but thankfully, Detroit Lions star Ndamukong Suh came to the rescue.

Sources close to the production tell TMZ, Louie -- who's a contestant on the show -- was practicing his dives on Wednesday when he became a little too bushed to pull himself up the ladder ... falling back into the water again and again.

We're told Louie eventually had to be rescued by Suh and divemaster Greg Louganis -- who physically lifted the foundering funnyman to the poolside. Louie then sat coughing up water for several seconds.

Despite the scare, we're told Louie's gonna be fine -- his rep says Louie is already “feeling great, loving the challenge."

In other news, Suh's teammates were on to something.

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1.

KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

549 days ago
2.

Zambonie    

hmm, I would have bet that Louie Anderson was dead
Haven't heard about him in years


Not since that story came out about how he ruined that hotel room by ****ting the bed and all over the place
Left **** stained clothes behind
Plus the rotting half eaten food all over the place


They had to like tear out the carpeting, clean and paint everything that couldn't be thrown away


Like they had to bring in hazardous waste disposal and clean up teams


That's the way I remember it anyway


Maybe that's why I thought he was dead
He was to embarrassed to come out in the public after that story came out
Plus who'd want to hire him with that in the public mind


In some ways it's worse than the Peewee Herman masturbating in public story

549 days ago
3.

Ashley     

Glad he did save poor Louie "the white guy"
Given the assumption is that blacks don't swim bla bla bla bla
Wow, we learn something again
Generalizing and assuming just makes you look stupid..

549 days ago
4.

Zambonie    

Oh and everyone involved with this idiotic show is lucky he didn't have a fatal heart attack


Esp Louie

549 days ago
5.

the_truth_hurts    

how could he sink, fat and $#!T floats

549 days ago
6.

jimi    

bushed = fat ?

549 days ago
7.

mark    

do you mean, "floundering"? idiots. what the hell is "foundering"?

549 days ago
8.

Pat    

He sank straight to the bottom because contrary to what most people believe is he's made up of pure muscle. I'm not kidding this guy is pure muscle.

549 days ago
9.

freaksober    

whos SHARTS smell worse, Louie Anderson or AL ROKER ???

549 days ago
10.

Cheryl A.    

No offense but Louie Anderson is a bit old and out of shape to be in a physical contest of any means. His star is gone, he is just a has been who can live his life happily if he wasn't trying to kill himself. Anything for ratings I guess. Sad.

549 days ago
11.

verlinda    

Trying to picture Greg Louganis lifting Louie

549 days ago
12.

LeeBrewster    

I LOVE ME A MAN NAMED SUH!!!! Beast on the field! Good man in life!!!! He is the "House of Spears"

549 days ago
13.

YouDontSay    

This wont end well

549 days ago
14.

judy jetson    

Bizarre. Hahahaha!!

549 days ago
15.

FlamingoNut    

The concept for this show is just too stupid for words. Add the overweight older guy and the little person and what you have is a flop, a belly flop. Is anyone seriously going to watch this show?

548 days ago
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