Artie Lange enters rehab!

8/6/2008:

Hoboken411 reader Elaine thought all of you might find it interesting that Hoboken’s own Artie Lange finally took it upon himself to enter rehab.

From the NY Post:

Rehab for Stern Sidekick

artie-lange-hoboken-rehab.jpgHoward Stern’s sidekick is finally in rehab. Artie Lange, who’s long overindulged with drugs and drink, was scheduled to attend close pal Bob Saget’s Comedy Central roast on Sunday night, but never made it to LA. Instead, he checked himself into an intensive outpatient rehab program.

A source said Lange “felt awful for not being there for Bob, but needed to make his health a priority.”

Lange also canceled his stand-up shows this weekend, but plans to return to his regular gig on Stern’s Sirius radio show when it returns from hiatus. Lange’s rep, Lewis Kay, confirmed the news. Meanwhile, teen star Shia LaBeouf may also be headed to rehab. LaBeouf broke his hand in a car accident last week and while it was not his fault, he was charged with DUI, his second arrest since November. Rehab can lead to reduced charges. “Judges like to see it,” said a source.

His rep would only say, “Right now, we’re focusing on Shia’s hand.”

Here’s an Artie Lange video from a ways back:

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11 Comments on "Artie Lange enters rehab!"

ericwestham
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ericwestham

waaaaaahhhh!

BklynHobo
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I don’t think 1 week as an outpatient is gonna help that much. I think he needs to go away for a little while, but you never know.

shockey
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shockey

Artie is a great man with a big heart. He has his personal troubels, but hopefully some time away can move him toward solid footing for the rest of his days.

Colin
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Get Well Artie.

Tama Murden
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A celebrity badge of honor.

Sad.

I hope it’s helpful for him.

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