When comedian Artie Lange was hospitalized last week, his reps were quiet on why.
But Page Six quotes “a law-enforcement source” who says Lange’s hospitalization was due to a very violent suicide attempt. The source says the comedian suffered six hesitation wounds and three “very deep plunges” in an attempt to stab himself. Surgeons were able to save Lange, thankfully, despite severe bleeding. Another source, this time one “close to Lange’s management team,” confirmed the suicide by stabbing attempt and added that Lange’s mother found him when she entered his apartment to bring him food.
Colleague and friend Howard Stern spoke kindly of Lange on this morning’s show, reminding listeners and fellow show staff not to harsh on the comedian too much:
“We all have our demons,” Stern said on-air this week, referring to Lange’s past battles with addiction. “Artie has given this show tremendous moments of great comedy. He’s a tremendous contributor. He is a good man. Don’t forget how great he is.”