Artie Lange Suicide Attempt Alleged By Page Six

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The New York Post's Page Six is reporting this morning that the abrupt hospitalization of Artie Lange last weekend came after a suicide attempt.

Lange, a comedian and Howard Stern sidekick, has not spoken publicly since. Stern alluded to, but did not read the Page Six report Thursday.

From the report, posted early this morning:

"Troubled comic Artie Lange was hospitalized Saturday after stabbing himself nine times in an apparent suicide attempt, sources told The Post."

"Lange's frantic mom called 911 Saturday morning after she entered his Hoboken apartment and found the bloodied funnyman, a law-enforcement source said."

"Lange sustained six 'hesitation wounds' and three deep plunges."

"A source close to Lange's management team confirmed that the Howard Stern sidekick stabbed himself, adding that his mom had come to visit him that day to drop off food. Surgeons managed to save Lange despite heavy bleeding."

At first, an obviously shaken-up Stern said he would read the Artie Lange story, then changed his mind several times before deciding not to.

"I'm sorry. I just feel sick about this, I don't know what to do," he said.

Stern talked about the troubled Lange for about 15 minutes. He referred to Lange's troubles with substance abuse (the cause of his absence from the show since early December) and reminisced about his early appearances on the show.

At times, Howard Stern almost sounded like he was eulogizing his sidekick, which he realized, adding, "I don't want this to sound like a eulogy."

Get well soon, Artie.

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I will truly miss Artie on the Stern show, but its time for him to move on and get his life back on track. Stand-up comedy will always be there to support him.

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Artie needs to quit the Stern show and get far away from that crowd. Remember, Artie replaced Jackie who claims that he had to quit the show to save his life. Stern and his gang are just bad news and Artie is better off without them.

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What is it with overweight comedians and early self induced death? I know for a fact Artie talked about Chris Farley and John Beluchi after he revealed his heroin use for the first time. I hope he gets his act together even if it means he doesn't come back to the Stern show

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Anna, to bad this article isn't about you. Go fuck yourself.

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It's sad that idiots with single digit IQs like Anna don't know the difference between someone's on air persona they create for entertainment purposes and how they actually act in real life. Off air Artie is a giving human being constantly doing stand up shows for FREE to benefit various charities and causes. He is also well known to loan money to any friend who needs it and has been known to help strangers when they asked for it. Hopefully she will see what a disgusting human being SHE is and rethink her role in life.

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Anna, Are you completely heartless or just an F ing retard? Keep your brainless opinions to yourself. Get well soon Artie! We miss you.

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Bad news, Bear :-(

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Maybe Lange should re-think his role in life. If he stopped thinking and behaving like a disgusting lowlife, and started being a decent human being instead, he might be happy. Stern wouldn't hesitate to make fun of anyone else who tried to commit suicide. Guess it's hitting a little closer to home for him now.