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Gallagher slowly being taken out of sedation

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2006 file photo, comedian Gallagher smashes strawberry syrup and flour at the end of his performance at the Five Flags Theater in Dubuque, Iowa. Gallagher is hospitalized in stable condition after suffering a heart attack at a North Dallas bar before going on stage for a show Wedesday night, March 15, 2012. (AP Photo/Telegraph Herald, Jeremy Portje, File)
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In this Nov. 18, 2006, photo, comedian Gallagher smashes strawberry syrup and flour at the end of his performance at the Five Flags Theater in Dubuque, Iowa.
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Updated 3:00 p.m. ET

(CBS/AP) The comedian Gallagher is expected to be out of a medically induced coma by Saturday after suffering a heart attack in a suburban Dallas bar.

Gallagher's promotional manager, Christine Scherrer, said Friday that the 65-year-old comic is being slowly taken out of sedation. She says he had two stents replaced after collapsing Wednesday night at Coach Joe's Hat Tricks in Lewisville, Texas.

Scherrer, told the Huffington Post on Thursday that Gallagher would remain in an induced coma for about 24 hours, noting that all signs are good.

Read more: Gallagher in hospital after suffering a heart attack

Marc Cummins, the manager of Coach Joe's Hat Tricks in Lewisville, says the comedian collapsed in his office about 20 minutes before a show that was due to start at 9 p.m. Cummins says the club's promotions director performed CPR on Gallagher before paramedics arrived.

Last March, the comedian best known for smashing watermelons with a sledgehammer, suffered a minor heart attack after collapsing during a performance in Minnesota. His full name is Leo Anthony Gallagher.