I’m so sad! I don’t know if any of you are Howard Stern fans, but I am! I listen to Howard everyday, have for probably 10 years. Artie has been missing from the show since it returned from Christmas break, and I’ve really missed him! Howard wouldn’t comment on where Artie was – and today it’s been released that he tried to kill himself. Here’s the rest from Pop Eater.
Artie Lange landed in the hospital after stabbing himself nine times in an apparent suicide attempt, sources told The Post.
Lange’s frantic mom called 911 Saturday morning after she entered his Hoboken apartment and found the bloodied funnyman, a law enforcement source said. Lange sustained six “hesitation wounds” and three deep plunges. A source close to Lange’s management team confirmed that Howard Stern’s sidekick stabbed himself. Surgeons managed to save Lange.
On his Sirius Satellite Radio show Monday, Stern vowed to keep quiet on Lange’s condition but said he “wanted to vomit” after reading rumors about the comedian’s fragile health.
A spokesman confirmed over the weekend that Lange, 42, is in a New Jersey hospital, but no other information has been released.
Stern didn’t shy away from showering his buddy with praise.”We all have our demons,” Stern said on-air this week, referring to Lange’s past battles with addiction.
“Artie has given this show tremendous moments of great comedy. He’s a tremendous contributor. He is a good man. Don’t forget how great he is.”