Friday, January 8, 2010

Artie Lange Released From Hospital

Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lange has been released from the Jersey City hospital where he has been recovering from a suicide attempt last weekend. The troubled comedian stabbed himself nine times in his Hoboken, NJ, apartment before his mother discovered his bloodied body and called 911 early last Saturday.

“Mr. Lange was found by his mother at 9:36 a.m. on Saturday,” Hoboken Police Det. Lt. Mark Dompetello told E! News today. “She called 911 when she found him in a pool of blood. He was semiconscious [and] then became unconscious. Our medics came. Apparently he had nine self-inflicted knife wounds, and it was ruled to be an apparent attempted suicide. There’s no active criminal investigation.”

The tragic comedian has battled depression, weight problems, and drug and alcohol addiction for the better part of his life. This suicide attempt by Artie was not his first. In his book, Too Fat To Fish, the Stern colleague details attempting suicide back in 1995 by overdosing on thirty pills of Resterol (a sleep aid), Excedrin PM, and a pint of whiskey.

Hopefully, this time Artie will get the help he needs.

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