Ndamukong Suh Saves Large and Exhausted Louie Anderson on Set of 'Splash'

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 28, 2013


Because the world doesn't have to make complete sense, Detroit Lions star Ndamukong Suh recently saved a comedian from drowning. 

TMZ reports on the latest from a show that combines B-list celebrities and the fine art of diving, as if people were clamoring for that specific cocktail in their programming. 

It seems that comedian Louie Anderson, best known for the short-lived series Life with Louie, had a bit of trouble getting out of the pool after a diving attempt. He was so exhausted, he needed help from both legendary diver Greg Louganis and Suh, who remarkably didn't smash Anderson with a cleat to the face. 

I just thought that's sort of Suh's thing...

Per TMZ:

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."

It might be time for a lifestyle change when getting out of the pool requires the assistance of two men in robes. I know I had to do some soul searching when reaching the top of stairs came with the celebration of scaling K2. 

Suh is joining a cast of characters on a new show that will see a bunch of famous people jump into a pool and try not to kill themselves in the process. 

At least, that's what it seems like in light of recent reports. 

The biggest name, and one I am sure you crazy kids out there on the interwebs might be interested to see, is Katherine Webb, famed girlfriend of BCS championship QB AJ McCarron. 

I just hope someone ties a rope around Louie. It might make it easier to pull him out of the water next time. 


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