Artie Lange's Nose Appears Completely Busted In Shocking Mugshot After Arrest
RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal more sad details about Artie Lange's recent arrest for probation violation — and his disturbing mug shot!
The troubled comic, 51, was handcuffed in a New Jersey halfway house, and transferred to the Essex County Correctional Facility at approximately 7:45 Tuesday morning, the Essex County Sheriff's Office told RadarOnline.com.
"Yesterday we received an arrest warrant from the drug court to pick up Artie Lange," Public Information Officer Kevin Lynch explained RadarOnline.com. "At the courthouse we reprocessed him."
Despite Lange's longtime drug problems, the star "appeared to be sober, coherent, and compliant with all the instructions we were giving him," the PIO continued.
Howard Stern's ex-sidekick will eventually make an appearance for his drug court program, but will remain in jail for the time being.
As RadarOnline.com first reported, Lange was arrested after he was "non-compliant" with his probation agreement.
"It is our understanding that with all these individuals that go through this process with drug court...they give you a long list of instructions and you have to comply to the law of these instructions. He failed to comply with some of those instructions," the officer explained. "So as of right now, he has to be called for a reevaluation."
In his latest mugshot, Lange's nose appears completely flattened, which he has claimed was caused by a brawl with a bookie.
Lange's probation stems from a 2017 arrest for heroin and cocaine possession. Though he recently claimed to have 100 days sober, he has publicly struggled with addiction for decades.