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Troubled Artie Lange Released From Jail, Headed Back To Rehab After Relapse

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Source: Essex County Correctional Facility

Feb. 14 2019, Updated 7:59 p.m. ET

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Artie Lange has been released from jail, and is now checked into a short-term drug treatment center, can exclusively report.

A New Jersey court official revealed to that the troubled comic was released on Tuesday, February 12 and sent to a minimum 28-day program.

"A hearing will not be set until Mr. Lange is close to completing the drug treatment program," the clerk told

As previously reported, the 51-year-old was sent to the Essex County Correctional Facility on January 31 after testing positive for cocaine twice in the span of two months, violating his probation terms.

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Lange, who spent nearly two weeks in the jail, was initially expected to attend a six-month drug court program for his heroin and cocaine possession conviction, but those plans were tossed when he failed his latest drug test.

Howard Stern's onetime sidekick has faced a long battle with addiction in addition to several serious health issues.

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The drug-addled comedian has been in and out of the hospital at least eight times in the past two years due to complications from diabetes and drug abuse.

In Lange's latest court hearing, the judge gave him a very stern warning that he could face jail time if he failed to abide by his probation terms.

Unfortunately, it was not enough for the comic to get clean.

Lange was originally arrested for heroin and cocaine possession  in March 2017. He was sentenced to four years of probation.


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