Martin Lawrence's Extreme Workout Led Him to a Coma

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AceShowbiz - Martin Lawrence took his dedication to his role to another, dangerous level. The "Bad Boys for Life" actor escaped death after being in a coma for three days for trying too hard to lose weight for a role for "Big Momma's House" back in 1999.

The actor made headlines after he suffered a heat stroke while doing the preparation for the role. "The Beach Bum" star gambled his life when he was dressed in heavy clothing and a plastic sweat suit while jogging in 100-degree weather.

The extreme workout caused him to collapse and go into a three-day coma where his breathing was assisted by a ventilator at the Los Robles Regional Medical Center. His body temperature, meanwhile, was at a staggering 107 degrees Fahrenheit.

"He's becoming more and more responsive, and we're very encouraged that he's come out of his coma," said hospital spokeswoman Kris Carraway-Bowman at a news conference, announcing that the actor had regain conciousness, at the time. "But this is going to be a day-by-day thing. ... We'll know more as time goes on."

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