Howard Stern’s former sidekick, Artie Lange, tried to kill himself with a 13-inch Wolfgang Puck Kitchen knife, RadarOnline.com can reveal.
The troubled comic stabbed himself nine times at his Hoboken Apartment in New Jersey at the weekend.
Local Police said Artie Lange’s mother made a 911 call at 9:36 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 2 after finding the comedian bleeding on the floor.
Paramedics found Lange unconscious with nine “self-inflicted stab wounds,” according to Lt. Det. Mark Competello, made with a 13-inch Wolfgang Puck kitchen knife.
Lange was transported from his condominium at the Shipyard Development in uptown Hoboken, to Jersey City Medical Center, but police could not comment Thursday on his present whereabouts.
Police called it a suicide attempt and have no further investigation planned involving the incident.
Lange — who has been a member of The Howard Stern Show since former head writer Jackie Martling left in 2001 — has candidly discussed his extended bouts of depression; a prior suicide attempt; sadness over an accident that paralyzed and eventually killed his father; and his battles with Heroin addiction during various broadcasts, as well as in his 2008 book, Too Fat To Fish.
The Beer League star, often compared to self-destructive comics such as Chris Farley and John Belushi, has missed extended time on the show since mid-December.
On his radio show Thursday, Stern told listeners he wishes Artie well, but hasn’t spoken to him, according to Mark’sFriggin.com, a show fan site. Stern said if Artie wants to talk to him, then he’ll call him, and that he believes Artie will be able to call him at some point.