Artie Lange, the Howard Stern sidekick who recently tried to commit suicide by stabbing himself multiple times, offered an eerie prediction to departing Tonight Show host Conan O’Brien more than a year before his move to the famous show 7 months ago.
Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lange has been released from the Jersey City hospital where he has been recovering from a suicide attempt last weekend. The troubled comedian stabbed himself nine times in his Hoboken, NJ, apartment before his mother discovered his bloodied body and called 911 early last Saturday.
Where in the world is Artie Lange? Acid-tongued radio personality Howard Stern is speaking out about his ailing sidekick, Artie Lange, who was rushed to a New Jersey hospital after falling ill over the weekend. Lange has been absent from Sirius XM’s The Howard Stern Show since early December and cancelled a New Year’s Eve engagement along with several other stand-up performances.
Drug-addled comedian Artie Lange has been hospitalized in New Jersey.
Lange — a Howard Stern sidekick with a history of substance abuse issues and DUI arrests — was rushed to a hospital just outside New York City for undisclosed reasons early Saturday.
“I can confirm that Artie is in the hospital. Artie has chosen to keep all information on this matter between him and his doctor. There will be no further comment,” a rep for Lange said over the weekend.
Lange took a leave of absence from Stern’s Sirius-XM radio program in the days leading up to the show’s two-week holiday break last month. He also cancelled several stand-up gigs in recent weeks, including a New Year’s Eve engagement.The Howard Stern Show is scheduled to return live on Monday.