Howard Stern’s former sidekick, troubled comedian Artie Lange, is having serious trouble recovering from his almost fatal drug addiction. Click through Radar’s gallery to see the massive problems he’s having getting clean and sober.
The 49-year-old comedian shared a picture of sweet cake, but the caption sent up a warning flag about his ability to kick his decades-long drug addiction. “Most underrated snack of all time. 3 to a package. Zingers! Perfect for withdrawals,” he wrote.
Stern’s former shock jock pal even took a dig at Shia LaBeouf, who was arrested for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. “Assasins rule showbiz. Gonna relax from Podcasts to stand up to crashing & try being funny. It's that or I become the fat Shia LaBeouf!,” he wrote.
Lange was morose after heading back to work shortly after his collapse. “On way back from private party charity gig in Rhode Island. Thinking about the boat load of regrets as I approach 50. Live well. Artie,” he told his legion of fans.
Lange was rushed to the hospital after admitted that he almost died from excessive drug use. “After Chicago gig I collapsed. I had emergency surgery. All the blow & H I've done for yrs blew hole in my nose & landed in my chest...” he revealed about his critical situation.
His health took a beating, and while he was receiving treatment he said that his body was worn down. “Now I’m laying in the hospital w tubes in a hole in my chest. They put a permanent IV line in my arm to my heart for long term antibiotics.”
Lange started working for Stern in 2001, but never returned again after his suicide attempt in 2009. Do you think Artie is heading for trouble? Sound off in comments below. We pay for juicy info! Do you have a story for RadarOnline.com? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 800-344-9598 any time, day or night.