Artie Lange Hospitalized…

1/7/2010 Update:

The NY Post reported that Artie Lange attempted suicide – by stabbing himself NINE TIMES! Yikes!

Stern sidekick in suicide try

“Troubled comic 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 the Howard Stern sidekick stabbed himself, adding that his mother had come to visit him that day to drop off food. Surgeons managed to save Lange despite heavy bleeding. “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.”

1/2/2010:

Artie Lange rushed to NJ hospital – HUMC?

According to TMZ – Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lange was rushed to a “New Jersey Hospital” for “undisclosed reasons.”

Anyone know if he was taken to HUMC?

Artie Lange Hospitalized Hoboken NJ TMZ

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48 Comments on "Artie Lange Hospitalized…"

plywood
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plywood

I believe the way it works is it is okay to make jokes about this in about 48 hours unless you are a blood relative or close friend, and of course, in all due respect, someone has to say “that’s really sick” while everyone is laughing at the joke to give the laughter an uptick.

lonnie1wsj
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lonnie1wsj

He should have used one bullet…!

Easy-E
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Oh har har har. Wow let’s think of all the obvious ways he could have effectively killed himself. Oh you’re SOOOOO funny.

Maybe he should have used a hand grenade!

Yay! Look at me I am so funny making fun of some poor guy having a mental breakdown. YAY ME!

In response to lonnie1wsj who said:
He should have used one bullet…!

plywood
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plywood

I agree with your sentiment, however, it is interesting that this suicide incident is the type of thing that would be matter-of-fact fodder for jokes on the Stern show, yet it is not so funny when it hits closer to home. Remember the Selena gunned down jokes for example? Maybe Stern could learn something other than calling this one incident “too close”. Probably not.

In response to Easy-E who said:
Oh har har har. Wow let’s think of all the obvious ways he could have effectively killed himself. Oh you’re SOOOOO funny.

Maybe he should have used a hand grenade!

Yay! Look at me I am so funny making fun of some poor guy having a mental breakdown. YAY ME!

mooshu
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mooshu

I remember the Selena douchebaggery from Stern!

In response to plywood who said:
I agree with your sentiment, however, it is interesting that this suicide incident is the type of thing that would be matter-of-fact fodder for jokes on the Stern show, yet it is not so funny when it hits closer to home. Remember the Selena gunned down jokes for example? Maybe Stern could learn something other than calling this one incident “too close”. Probably not.

mookie
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mookie

Unfortunately the HPD does not know how to keep their mouth shut:

Artie Lange stabbed himself 9 times in stomach with Wolfgang Puck kitchen knife: cops
Artie Lange stabbed himself nine times in the stomach with a kitchen knife on Saturday.

Lt. Mark Competello of the Hoboken Police Department has provided additional details surrounding Hoboken resident/comedian Artie Lange’s suicide attempt over the weekend:

There were nine stab wounds — six hesitation wounds and three deep wounds — to his stomach from a 13-inch Wolfgang Puck black-handle kitchen knife.

The wounds appeared to be self-inflicted.

Lange’s mother, Judith Lange, found him unconscious but breathing when she dialed 911 at 9:28 a.m. on Sat., Jan. 2.
Paramedics arrived 10 minutes later and found him conscious.
He was then rushed to Hoboken University Medical Center.

Competello said the investigation is over and did not have information on Lange’s current state or whereabouts.
Lange, who has struggled with addiction, recently announced a hiatus from performing, that he needed to “try to get my head straight.”

He’s been absent from Stern’s Sirius show since early December. Stern has only praised Lange since news of his hospitalization broke earlier this week:

“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.”

Silva
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Silva

Where was Jackie that night???

Easy-E
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H O L Y F # @ %.

Stabbed himself 9 times? Wow. That’s dark.

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