• BREAKING NEWS ABC shows live and on-demand -- Download the WATCH ABC app!

Comedian Gallagher announces retirement

Comedian Gallagher, whose full name is Leo Anthony Gallagher, is seen in this undated photo from his official website. (gallaghersmash.com)

March 23, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Comedian Gallagher announced on an Ohio radio station Friday that he is retiring from live performances.

After 32 years, the comedian said he'll still post his writings online and will possibly appear at private parties.

The 65-year-old entertainer had a heart attack March 14. He was released from the hospital on Wednesday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.