Comedian Artie Lang in hospital for stabbing himself 9 times
Troubled comedian Artie Lange was hospitalized on Saturday after stabbing himself nine times, according to U.S. reports.
Lange, who is a regular on shock jock Howard Stern's radio show, was checked into an unnamed medical facility over the weekend, but his spokesperson refused to reveal the reason for his admittance.
According to the New York Post, Lange's mother made an emergency phone call on Saturday morning after finding him wounded at his Hoboken, New Jersey apartment.
Lange sustained six "hesitation wounds" and three deep plunges, according to a law enforcement source.
Surgeons reportedly managed to save Lange despite heavy bleeding.
A representative for Lange told TMZ.com on 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."
The funnyman had his driving license revoked for seven months in September after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of drugs. He told police he had a prescribed sleeping pill in his system when he was pulled over, and was ordered to serve 12 hours in an intoxicated driver resource program.
The guy has to be troubled to stab himself 9 times. I would freak after the first one.
Man, what sad news. Lange thrived dangerously on the edge and seemed to get worse with every media appearance.
Saw a clip of him demolishing Joe Buck a while back but couldn't help think how his jokes about self-destructiveness were so close to a self-fulfilling prophesy.
I hope he fully recovers and gets the help he sorely needs.
Apparently the first few were "hesitation punctures" aka he was trying it out - then he let himself have it...he has apparently been troubled for a long time. This can be interpreted as nothing other than a cry for help...
Originally Posted by Red Lobster
Enjoy life my friends....
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