Howard Stern's Sidekick Artie Lange Released From The Hospital

Jan. 8 2010, Updated 5:14 a.m. ET

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Howard Stern’s sidekick Artie Lange has been released from the hospital after he tried to commit suicide by stabbing himself with a 13-inch Wolfgang Puck kitchen knife.

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A spokesman from Hoboken police confirmed to RadarOnline.com that the tortured comic had been released from Jersey City Medical Center. The spokesman refused to comment on Lange’s condition stating privacy laws and that his family had instructed that no details be given to the media.

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Lange stabbed himself nine times at his Hoboken apartment in New Jersey last weekend. His mother Judith Lange made a 911 call at 9:36 a.m. on Saturday, January 2, after finding her son bleeding on the floor.

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Paramedics found Lange unconscious with nine “self-inflicted stab wounds,” according to Lt. Det. Mark Competello. He was transported from his condo at the Shipyard Development in uptown Hoboken to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment.

Police called it a suicide attempt and have no further investigation planned involving the incident.

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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.

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