Howard Stern: I Fired Artie Lange When He Needed Me Most

Howard Stern: I Fired Artie Lange When He Needed Me Most

Howard Stern has been in the news a lot this week thanks to his new memoir.

Of course, Stern has been one of the most visible figures in American media for close to 40 years now, but in his latest round of interviews, he's opening about matters he doesn't discuss publicly -- including his falling out with a troubled former friend.

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Artie Lange: Back In Jail, Reportedly Near Death

Artie Lange: Back In Jail, Reportedly Near Death

The tragic saga of Artie Lange took another sad turn today when the troubled comic was arrested after violating his probation by failing a court-ordered drug test.

According to TMZ, Lange tested positive for cocaine and morphine and was taken into custody following a court appearance in Essex County, New Jersey on Wednesday afternoon.

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Artie Lange: Comic Reportedly Near Death Following Latest Relapse

Artie Lange: Comic Reportedly Near Death Following Latest Relapse

Fans of the comedian Artie Lange know that the former Howard Stern co-host is as well known for his very public struggles with substance abuse as for his razor-sharp wit.

In December, Lange tweeted that he was in treatment for his addictions to cocaine and heroin and hoped to be out of treatment and performing again soon.

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Artie Lange: Comic Reportedly Near Death Following Years of Addiction

Artie Lange: Comic Reportedly Near Death

If you're a fan of Artie Lange, then you probably know the beloved comedian, radio personality, and podcast host isn't exactly Joe Rogan when it comes to clean living.

Lange has struggled with addiction and other health issues for most of his adult life, and he's been refreshingly candid about the toll that a decades-long cycle of rehab and relapses has taken on his body.

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Artie Lange Returns to Radio

Former Howard Stern radio star/sidekick Artie Lange appeared on a sports talk show last night, having disappeared from Stern's show in January 2010.

A private medical emergency - which some reported as a suicide attempt - sidelined Lange for a prolonged stretch. But he appears to be better now.

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Artie Lange Released From Hospital

Howard Stern's sidekick Artie Lange has been released from the hospital following an apparent suicide attempt last week, the New York Daily News reports.

The New York Post reported and police later confirmed that Lange stabbed himself nine times in the gut with a Wolfgang Puck kitchen knife a week ago.

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