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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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31.

Truth    

OH MAN... THE FAT DUDE IS OBESE. DUDE NEEDS TO LOSE 150 LBS. OTHERWISE NEXT HOLE HE'S GONNA SINK INTO WILL BE 6 FT DEEP. #TRUTH!!

448 days ago
32.

DaveT    

Complete physical exhaustion happens to athletes all the time. Skinny, fit athletes.
Don't believe the hype and lies ;)

448 days ago
33.

Nostradamus    

Tip for Louie: take a deep breath and roll onto your back, your fat ass WILL float.

448 days ago
34.

Spicy mag    

Didn't Louie Anderson commit suicide like 10 years ago?

448 days ago
35.

Just Sayin     

LMAO! I know I shouldn't be, but this is some pretty funny stuff. Glad he's okay and all. The suffering of others is no laughing matter. Now if I could only get the visual of him bouncing up and down in the water out of my head. ;)

448 days ago
36.

Who the Hell is Khloe    

I thought he already died...

448 days ago
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