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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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16.

Mikey    

Instead of reviving Louie using mouth to mouth, Louganis used the penis to anus technique which is traditional in the homosexual community.

610 days ago
17.

Me Too    

Lou and Suh did not "rescue" Louie. They helped him out of the pool, as seen by their calm demeanor and they still had their robes and flip flops on. Had it been as exciting as you portrayed, TMZ, I think the scene would look a bit different. And to be honest, if someone is that out of shape, they have no business diving and performing in the pool.

610 days ago
18.

Mikey    

In the first photo Louganis has just finished up the penis/anus technique while in the second photo Louie is about to blow Louganis. Seems odd but it appears to work for them.

610 days ago
19.

Fuck Celebrities    

He's too big to sink.

610 days ago
20.

Uh    

I never cared for him. He has a live show in Vegas at the Palace Hotel in The Louie Anderson Theater. When he was working on the Feud he was extorted by a man who claimed Louie solicited him for sex..$100,000. The man tried to raise the amount to 250,000, then Louie called the FBI. Bottom line, he was let go of the Feud, and the :man in question went to prison.

610 days ago
21.

Swins    

can't he just float?

610 days ago
22.

dailybuzz68    

It's time for him to sign on for the biggest loser .

610 days ago
23.

moe    

I did not think that Louie was still around in the entertainment business. He needs to lose a TON of weight and he should not be diving on this ridiculous show. Does anyone even watch it??

610 days ago
24.

Mikey    

He probable choked on the bologna sandwich they threw in the pool to get him to jump in in the first place.

610 days ago
25.

KicksandGiggles    

Louie, here is some free advice: Keep your azz out of the pool! Its a sign you are not physically fit for the challenge and next time you may not be as lucky!

610 days ago
26.

isthisajoke    

What a stupid idea for a reality show. Who even wants to see this?

What if someone like Louie has a heart attack or someone hits their head on a diving board? I hope they have plenty of liability insurance.

610 days ago
27.

myopinion    

Good luck Louie, I hope you lose a lot of weight and meet your goal for you health!

610 days ago
28.

Rationalist    

This show is a huge lawsuit waiting to happen.

610 days ago
29.

taffy84    

Suh was just returning the favor I heard on the first day ndamukong almost drowned but Louie was quick thinking and did a cannon ball into the pool knocking all the water out of the pool an suh was able to walk his way to the shallow end of the pool an get out.

610 days ago
30.

BOBCAT    

He could have swam to the shallow end and walked out the stairs wow how dumb can he be .

610 days ago
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