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Relapse Fears: Artie Lange Goes On Bizarre Twitter Rant After Leaving Rehab

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Jan. 4 2019, Updated 9:53 a.m. ET

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Fans are worried that Howard Stern's former sidekick, Artie Lange, may have relapsed again after the comedian went on a bizarre Twitter rant, RadarOnline.com has learned.

On Dec. 2, Lange, 50, took to social media to slam his fellow colleague, Anthony Cumia, for not asking him to come back to the podcast they once produced together.

"I guess this was another rare bit where I was funnier than any random homeless guy! How dare u Cumia!!? " Lange wrote in response to an old clip of himself hosting the Artie & Anthony Show. "Tommy Lee Jones faced s**twipe!! What do u get when u take all of Tommy Lee Jones acting away but leave his acne?! Anthony Cumia."

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The troubled performer then went on to admit in a separate tweet just how badly he was in need of cash.

"I actually like Anthony. I just badly need attention," Lange wrote. "And cash. The Cumia Landau Lange Show. Nice ring. I'm clean."

In response to the troubling tweets, fans were quick to suspect that Lange was on of his drug-fueled benders.

"Artie is dancing again. I'm glad he's s**tting on Cumia & Landau but he'll apologize when he sobers up," one fan commented.

"How's that rehab going pal?" another asked. "Seems a little quick for a lifetime addict also will be a bit transparent for the judge."

As Radar previously reported, Lange recently failed a routine drug test check up as part of his probation sentence.

According to the Essex County Assistant Prosecutor Tony Gutierrez, Lange tested positive twice for cocaine and also tested positive for opioids and Oxycodone.

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Following his failed drug tests, Lange checked himself into an inpatient center in Pennsylvania, but shortly left the program to do a few standup shows.

“While he was on probation, he should have already been in a program,” Gutierrez told Radar. “But thus far he hasn’t shown that he is being serious or complying by the terms of his probation.”

Lange is expected to appear in court on December 14 to face the judge.

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