Comedian and beloved Howard Stern Show sidekick Artie Lange landed in the hospital on Saturday, January 2nd after stabbing himself nine times in an apparent suicide attempt, sources told The NY Post.
A law-enforcement source said that Lange’s mother called 911 Saturday morning after she entered his Hoboken apartment and found the comedian had sustained six “hesitation wounds” and three deep plunges. A source close to Lange’s management team confirmed that the wounds were self-inflicted, adding that his mother had come to visit him that day to drop off food. Thankfully, surgeons managed to save Lange’s life despite heavy bleeding.
“We all have our demons, 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.” commented Howard Stern said on-air this week referring to Lange’s past battles with addiction.
Icon Vs. Icon spoke to Artie Lange in November about his career, his recently released comedy album ‘Jack and Coke’ and the challenges of stand-up comedy. Check out the interview with the always outrageous Artie Lange at this location >
More on this as this develops.
Source: Page Six