January 8th, 2010
03:31 PM ET

Comedian discharged after suicide attempt

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Howard Stern regular, comedian Artie Lange, has been discharged from the hospital following an attempted suicide last week, according to police.

Police officers in Hoboken, New Jersey, responded to a 911 call on January 2 from Lange’s mother Judith who went to his home to check on him and found him semi-conscious, according to Hoboken Police Detective Mark Competello.

“He had nine self-inflicted stab wounds,” Competello said. “He was taken to Jersey City Medical Center. It was deemed an apparent suicide. He has been discharged and is recovering.”

Earlier this week, Stern spoke out about his troubled friend on his Sirius XM radio program, but didn't reveal the reason for Lange's emergency hospital visit.

"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," Stern said.

Senior Vice President of the Howard Stern Channel for Sirius XM, Tim Sabean, disputed an Internet rumor from the Perez Hilton gossip website that claimed Lange would be let go from the radio program.

“The Perez Hilton report is absolutely false. Artie is very much a part of these channels and we look forward to Artie’s fast recovery and we wish him all the best,” Fabian said on the Howard 100 News channel, Stern’s dedicated news channel on the satellite radio network.

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  1. Eric

    He is so not funny. Just end your life if you can't hack it.

    November 26, 2010 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Lisa

    This man is NOT a comedian...sorry.

    November 22, 2010 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Samantha

    we can't be lucky enough for howard stern to kill himself. bummer

    November 17, 2010 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Isobel Weng

    for kitchen knife, i would always use ceramic kitchen knifes because they are sharper and tougher than steel knifes -~,

    November 16, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
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    July 6, 2010 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  6. shelley

    I have listened to Howard for over 20 years and the last 9 years with you has been so funny and has given me laughter and comfort in my own hard times. It made me so sad to hear you stabbed yourself. Thank God your mother found you in time. Please take the time to heal your mind and soul, even if that means never coming back to work. You are your # 1 priority and you deserve to be happy. I know you were realeased from the hospital a day or so ago. Please feel better soon and work on you no matter how long it takes. I have always loved your infectious laughter and kind nature. Find happiness where you can. Love you so much.

    January 11, 2010 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  7. stuart

    Where is Dana?

    January 11, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Jane/Seattle

    This man requires a therapist NOW! I recommend, Don Miguel Ruiz's book, "The Four Agreements" post haste!

    January 11, 2010 at 4:27 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Ron G.

    The devil is surely at work. In Artie's life and all over these postings!
    Artie man, if you believe in God, believe harder! God Bless you man and I hope you recover mentally as well as physically.

    January 11, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Fla Fla Flow Hi

    That poem sucked, the stern show is still funnier than ever loved the sammy davis bit, is it just me or is the show better when they just sit and talk about everday stuff? Get better Big Man

    January 11, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Tony

    What a beautiful poem! I hope that the author gets the credit she deserves and that it helps the poor soul that is the subject of this thread.

    January 11, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  12. Henry

    Who's a better candidate for suicide than this piece of sh*t?

    Fat, stupid, unfunny, no talent.

    Hey, Fartie, next time rent a gun and buy a bullet!

    January 11, 2010 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  13. C'mon Steven

    If you're going to cut and paste someone's poem into a message, you need to credit it. If hearing false accolades about what a great poet you are is the only thing keeping you from the brink, you need to find a more honest path. The poem is by Mary Oliver. Geez.

    January 11, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
  14. Boyrotten


    January 11, 2010 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  15. A. Goodwin

    Seriously – some of you are so cruel. Seriously – the man nearly committed died and your calling him a loser and that his father would be ashamed of him..etc. etc. You people are RUTHLESS! What an immature bunch to slam on a person who is so low – that your words couldn't bring him lower. GROW UP!

    Artie – Warm wishes for a speedy recovery.

    January 11, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  16. Fred, King of Mars


    You fat spoiled slob. Get your ass back in here and do your job!

    January 11, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
  17. Jackie the Jokeman


    What you need to do is come out to my place, get blind stinkin drunk and stoned, and then swim out to the jetty. Just relax and let the water consume you. But let Howard know I'm available first.

    January 11, 2010 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  18. Tim

    Nine stab wounds...c'mon man, take some Samurai training or something, fat ass!

    January 11, 2010 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |
  19. Anne

    Never seen u. But will watch now.I wish u peace, hope, love & LAUGHTER. Hope u get better and stronger. Sorry 4 your pain. Anne

    January 11, 2010 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
  20. I have bipolar disorder

    Furthermore, if you want to understand Artie's struggles as a man with a mental illness and educate yourselves, please check out NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill)

    You don't need to have a mental illness or even know someone to join! The more we as a society understand each other and the issues that exist in our country, the better off we will be!

    January 11, 2010 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
  21. I have bipolar disorder

    Some of these comments are heartwarming, some are appalling.

    To people telling him he's a waste of space, etc for having 'Mommy check up on him'; I hope you folks soon learn that mental illness is just that: an illness.

    You wouldn't tell someone with cancer that, so why Artie? Get a life.

    To those of you who know that mental illness is real, and a real problem: Thank you! I suffer from bipolar disorder and I am currently medicated and in therapy to help alleviate it. I love all of you. Thank you for supporting those who do not always feel loved.

    Mental illness stigma is a serious issue and you good folks are doing much to help our plight, whereas those that make hurtful comments and observations do nothing but make themselves look like horrible human beings.

    Everyone that is supporting Artie and praying for him and thinking good thoughts, etc, thank you!

    January 11, 2010 at 7:05 am | Report abuse |
  22. John Heal, MI


    Darkest before the dawn, brother. You'll get through it.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  23. mjmmnck

    God has plans for you my brother, seek his word and people, and you'll find your purpose and joy.

    January 11, 2010 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
  24. victoria

    artie we love you !!! we all have our demons, you are not alone... you have many fans that miss and care about you... take care big guy

    January 11, 2010 at 4:59 am | Report abuse |
  25. Kayliee

    I HATE how Perez Hilton makes up lies and writes false facts about celebrities. It's LAME and SAD and PH should be banned from writing false blogs!

    January 11, 2010 at 4:35 am | Report abuse |
  26. cvguy

    Waaaaa...I don't feel loved, Waaaaa....I weak and can't quite the junk. What a looser....all that money, and enough fame that even this disgusting punk can get decent women...and still he can't get happy. This was just a patheic cry for attention...he had no intention of actually killing himself. Next time be a man for once and don't puss out on it like you have done everything in your life...just double up the smack and go to sleep. Looser.

    January 11, 2010 at 2:30 am | Report abuse |
  27. Tera

    Not to be mean but, nine stab wounds?? Was that really necessary? Could've just done it once in the right place.

    January 11, 2010 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  28. Yeebers

    I bet it was Joe Buck.

    January 11, 2010 at 1:30 am | Report abuse |
  29. george


    For someone with talent such as yourself; not be able to acknowledge how much he has done is crazy. You obviously need help! You need to stay off the drugs and booze, you are self-distructing.

    January 11, 2010 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  30. reality

    'Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain' That is NOT a beautiful poem. That is the work of a very deranged mofo.

    January 11, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
  31. reality

    WTF is up with that poem??? Man, YOU should kill yourself!!!!

    January 11, 2010 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  32. pda

    Must be tough to be artie lange; best of luck in his recovery. However, I didn't like some of this rude comments on other shows away from HS. Artie Lange is not funny. Sorry, but he's not. Don't know what is his appeal.

    January 11, 2010 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
  33. Adam

    Artie Lange is an extremely talented albeit troubled guy. Anyone who's followed him and his struggles on the Stern show know that this is a man haunted by many demons. The difference between him and other celebrities who've had similiar issues is that Artie is an open book. I remember when Stern had a young man on the show playing a contest, and the man revealed he was struggling w/ heroin addiction and was homless because of it. It was then that Artie broke down and admitted live on the air that he too had struggled w/ heroin addiction. He then allowed the guy to crash at his place and advised him on medication that helps battle heroin addiction. That is who Artie Lange is, and any low life who hides behind a computer to take jabs at this man when he's at his weakest point should seriously evaluate themselves and their station in life.

    January 11, 2010 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
  34. Carl

    Love the poem Steven keep them coming

    January 10, 2010 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
  35. WTFdude

    What the heck is with people like James telling Artie to finish the job? Suck it you bastards. Why don't you try a little human feeling, like sympathy, or empathy. Oh that's right, you lack them.

    Artie, take it easy and let yourself heal up. You'll be making them laugh again in no time.

    January 10, 2010 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  36. anonymous

    The poem quoted by Steven is not by Steven but written by poet Mary Oliver,

    January 10, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Sandy


    Really wish that you were not feeling the way that you are...it is so darn sad. You have so much and I know that you are thankful. We appreciate what you give to all of us buddy!!

    So much love going your way. Feel your faith and know that you are a very special person...we all are...to many other things around us end in tragic...for sometimes no reason?

    Wake up and feel refreshed, full of life (many cannot).

    We miss you and shout out to the Stein gang...what an awesome boss!!

    January 10, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Larry Cohen

    Listen, this was a tough Bowl Season and I am sure you lost big on New Year's Day and when you woke up on 1/2/2010 you made the decision to end it. Well, you picked a good time. The Bowl games this week were as predictable as a 19 year old nemphomaniac on her period. Terrible!!! And then, Artie, after watching the Giants last Sunday I almost did the same thing. If I had a jnife sharpener in my home I wouldn;t be writing this right now. Remember artm, things are never as good as they seem and, truly, they are never as bad as they seem. Take this second chance and do as much good as you can. Peace.

    January 10, 2010 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  39. pokeyjones

    too fat to fish? more like too fat to stab yourself to death!

    hey artie... next time get a ride on the bob barker and when the japs are nearby jump in the water!

    frankie valli is art and his late pop's hero. artie needs to realize that just like frankie he is a hero from new jersey. a jersey boy made good.

    this is the second time, you lied in your book. remember your family and fans artie. get better baby gorilla.

    January 10, 2010 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Mary

    Steven – what a beautiful poem – I hope Artie reads it, it goes right to the heart!
    Artie – there is nothing so bad in life that you have to try and take it away. Hang in there, get help, take a deep breath and, as Dee said – take babysteps. And soon the baby steps will turn into giant steps. Everything good takes time. Hang in there Artie, you are loved by many! Life is a beautiful gift – dont ever give it back!!

    January 10, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
  41. David

    Get better Artie! Get some rest and return to the show! Don't let them bring Jackie back!

    January 10, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  42. cindi

    This is for your Mom. You are a wonderful woman & I'm sure I speak for alot of people. THANK YOU for being there for Artie. He loves you very much, please take care of him.
    Your fans LOVE you Artie, please get better. You must take care of yourself first. We will wait.
    Love you man,

    January 10, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Chrissy

    Another chance!! Hopefully you can conquer these demons. Wishing Artie all the best!!

    January 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Disgusted

    It's NO ONE'S business. Stop writing about people's struggles like this. Reporting the details of something like this is so utterly unnecessary – and unprofessional – especially by an outlet such as CNN. Don't try to be like the entertainment/tabloid outlets. If a 911 call and a hospitalization really warrant a story on CNN – keep the sordid details (and speculations) out of it. Seriously... have some compassion and some decency for the man.

    I hope he has a speedy (and PRIVATE) recovery.

    January 10, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  45. martha

    whatever you need to do, do it. Please, Artie. All the best in your next steps to a full and happy life.

    January 10, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  46. cm

    A suicide attempt is a serious call for help. No one should shame this man. He is obviously in a lot of emotional pain. Some people simply cannot handle the pressures of life. Simple as that. Life is hard for a lot of people and just because one chooses to end their life or try to end their life gives none of us the license to humiliate and judge them.

    I wish him only peace and comfort and the chance to heal his wounds.

    Let him be!

    January 10, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
  47. shan

    I can't pretend that understand suicide. I don't even understand his problems. All I know for sure is that I love Artie and was really sad to read about this.

    I hope he gets the help he needs.

    January 10, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  48. phil

    Arite, If you're reading this blog...get better big guy!! Even if you only make some guest appearances on the show, it is much better than not having any Artie at all.
    We love you man!

    January 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Ryan

    I remember a couple years ago Artie was saying on the show he wanted to just quit everything for a while and go on a long vacation somewhere to get his head straight and Stern basically spent a half hour telling how stupid that was.

    You could tell he was basically just a walking corpse for the past few years, the man needs to get off the road and go to freaking Mongolia or something for a couple months and get away from scumbag show business people.

    January 10, 2010 at 1:53 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Andrea

    The poem is "Wild Geese" by Mary Oliver. It suits the topic here perfectly.

    January 10, 2010 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  51. Bob

    Artie leave the show and get your life together!!! Your father would be ashamed of you for your behavior. Oh yeah, if there is a next time use a Ginsu knife, not a cheap wolfgang puck.

    January 10, 2010 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Crusader K

    "...Beyond a wholesome discipline,
    be gentle with yourself.
    You are a child of the universe
    no less than the trees and the stars;
    you have a right to be here.
    And whether or not it is clear to you,
    no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

    Therefore be at peace with God,
    whatever you conceive Him to be.
    And whatever your labors and aspirations,
    in the noisy confusion of life,
    keep peace in your soul."

    -Max Ehrmann

    January 10, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  53. John Moore

    Get well soon I miss your comedy.

    January 10, 2010 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Brian

    Who is Fabian? Writing better should be your newest priority. Get well Art, we miss you brothah!

    January 10, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Dave

    Glad you failed Artie – whatever happens with the show and your career, get better and face the rest of your life with courage and honesty. The best is yet to come.

    January 10, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Jason

    Man....We all knew Artie had some bad demons, but how much you must really hate yourself if you try to do yourself in by stabbing yourself 9 times...I hope that this is the final straw and Artie really gets the help he needs. Bababooey to you all.

    January 10, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
  57. Jeff

    Good luck Artie. My wife and I miss you.

    January 10, 2010 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  58. sy

    get well soon. take all the time you need off.
    we all love you.

    January 10, 2010 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
  59. Nichole

    Believe in yourself Artie, that's the only way to get better. It doesn't matter how many people love you, you have to love yourself first. You'll be in my prayers.

    January 10, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  60. Keith

    It is just a matter of time before he tries again and succeeds. This was probably just an extreme cry for help. Next time he will be more deliberate unless he gets the help that he needs.

    January 10, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  61. Lauren

    Thank you, Steven, for sharing Mary Oliver's beautiful poem, "Wild Geese."

    Depression and suicidal thoughts are a hell that obviously some commenters simply don't understand. I don't care if Artie Lange is the greatest comedian ever or the worst, NO ONE deserves to suffer through what he is suffering right now.

    Let's please be kind.

    January 10, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  62. T

    Get better phat boy so we can laugh some more. You are misses already.

    January 10, 2010 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  63. raaider

    Love artie and I hope he gets the help he needs.

    One question I have is how do you stab yourself 9 times and get released from the hospital in a few days? No major damage from 9 stabs? Very odd.

    January 10, 2010 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  64. Aurelia Dean

    I hope I never know lows like that. I also hope this is the last of the lows for him.

    January 10, 2010 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  65. Brian

    Artie, when I heard about this I have to say that I wasn't surprised. You've been in self destruct mode for years. Everyone knows what a kind, generous, benevolent Human Being you really are. So why not bounce off of this bottom you've hit by getting off the Junk, getting yourself back in shape mentally and physically and go back to the show and knock 'em dead. If anyone can do it, it's Artie Lange. You rock Dude. Get well for yourself and your Fans.

    January 10, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  66. Jeffrey Rossmann

    Get better big man.....we'll be here waiting for you when you get back.

    January 10, 2010 at 7:49 am | Report abuse |
  67. NandoGroup


    Get some rest and relax for a month. You need to chill a lil and then return to work with all your pals. I miss you in the morning and I'm glad you failed to check out, you're a cool dude and we need more guys like you in the morning for guys like us to relate too. The haters are mad that they don't have your lifestyle. Enjoy it for once and don't EVER LOOK BACK......Nando

    January 10, 2010 at 2:31 am | Report abuse |
  68. Jack

    Get better Artie! We're praying for you and we love you!

    January 10, 2010 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  69. confused man

    Why he is he trying so hard to be like john belushi!! He thinks if he dies he will be a Icon. Artie you are really stupid bro.

    January 10, 2010 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  70. Bridget Sattefield Malone

    I want to know why? It got to be a reason for this to happen. He must been unhappy for some raeson. Some people wouldn't tell why it happen in te first place.

    January 10, 2010 at 12:16 am | Report abuse |
  71. Paul

    Howard Stern is white trash, pure and simple. If I had to go to work there every day, I'd probably do the same thing, only make sure I did it right. Artie finally figured out that this is just no way to live life. Deep down, you all know something is wrong with society when people enjoy this type of trash.

    January 10, 2010 at 12:08 am | Report abuse |
  72. Steve-O

    His failure @ suicide is a parallel to his 'comedic talent'.

    January 9, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Lance R

    I wish you the best of health in your recovery. I hope you realize when you almost died that it was not what you wanted and wished you could somehow live instead. Thank you Mrs. Lange for saving Artie.
    Artie, if the show is too much for you to deal with, please just quit but stay alive & keep yourself busy. I love you man.

    January 9, 2010 at 11:58 pm | Report abuse |
  74. IG

    Artie – I'm remembering the good stuff about you – get better and come back stronger.

    January 9, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  75. Eric from Wall


    You are loved. Imagine you miss your Dad a lot. Please reach out for help. You can beat this thing!!

    January 9, 2010 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  76. ken

    artie my brothers and i love you also we are from paramus nj and love to listen to you...your such a guys guy ...I have had my promblems with the drugs and drinkiing but haave found a way out in the rooms of AA....I hope you look to live sober its your only chance .........hope to see ya sober and happy in 2010

    January 9, 2010 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Joe

    Artie Lange isn't my favorite comedian, but he's brought many a smile to my face through MadTV and his films. I'm aware and saddened by his troubled past, and I hope he can recover as best he can.

    January 9, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Mike

    Artie – If you only knew how much people love you. You add so much to our lives by revealing yours every day. This is so painful for all of us, to realize how down you are on yourself, but also to think that we may lose you. Pls try to realize that we see the good in you, even if you do not. As someone with low self-esteem myself, I know that may fall on deaf ears. But pls, for OUR sake, try to let it sink in. PLEASE stop doing stand-up on the road. F THE MONEY!! Your mental health is NOT worth it. PLEASE get back into therapy, 3 or 4 times a week, and REALLY GO and REALLY OPEN UP to the therapist. And also pls forgive yourself for any guilt about your father. That was NOT your fault. You're a good son. And a great guy. Stay with us.

    January 9, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Shea

    You never really know what people are going through. Things are tough and I pray that Artie gets through it.

    January 9, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  80. ColoradoRocks

    I can't stand Howard Stern and his love for being disgusting, but I do respect him and Artie as a person. I do feel compassion for Artie, all suffering is tramatic – wish him a speedy recovery.

    January 9, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Mara

    Artie you are as important to life as anyone else and don't you ever forget it. Wishing you good thoughts and get well!

    January 9, 2010 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  82. pikerover

    Sounds like a pretty stupid publicity ploy to me. Not funny "comic" that sucks up to Stern. Stern has a pretty low idea of a "great man".

    January 9, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  83. Garrett L.

    Artie- Don't drink (or use) and go to a meeting...and you will be contacted. Enough of this nonesense. Will you just call JIM NORTON to sponsor you already? Enough is enough.

    January 9, 2010 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Nora

    Artie..........you are a child from God look for him and you will find the beautiful every where when you are alone of with somebody.Look first in the mirror and see what I see the beautiful human being and you will see how God has been love you so much. Meditation and feel desire for him GOD you will find the peace in your life. Look out the window and see from your heart God love is every where. The love of your family and friends talk about this love from God. Take a change and start a new life a new vision of love in this world for you find theimmensely reality about your spirit that is more importan that our fisical.Then your happines from your heart never end. chao.

    January 9, 2010 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
  85. shelley

    Please Artie do whatever you can to fight the demons, there are way too many people who love you...

    January 9, 2010 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  86. Brian

    Who the hell is 'Fabian'? Anyway, Godspeed to you, Artie! You're in our thoughts and prayers.

    January 9, 2010 at 5:27 pm | Report abuse |
  87. caroline

    artie, godspeed. seek professional help. you owe it to yourself and your future happiness. you only get one shot on earth, so make it count.

    January 9, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  88. jerzeephilsphan

    We love you. Get well.

    January 9, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
  89. Justin

    We already missed you in the mornings, please don't make us miss you forever. In our prayers...

    January 9, 2010 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  90. ND

    Artie – Please rest and get your mind (and health) straight. In the meantime, I sure hope they ask George Takei to sit in on the show.

    January 9, 2010 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Joeby

    that poem is very good... It was really a great work by Mary Oliver... Who passes off a poem as their own and/or posts it without credit?

    January 9, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
  92. ParanormalDailyNews.com

    Artie, you're the best! Stop doing stupid things! The show sucks without you!!!

    January 9, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  93. Sara Swift-Newsome

    Feel better and i hope you find the peace you are in search for!

    January 9, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Dave

    Art...People (nonaddicts) who don't understand addiction and the collateral debris that comes with it, have trouble separating fame, fortune and public adoration; from an individuals personal happiness. Your fans, loved ones and well-wishers mean very well...but (you already know this) love yourself first..the rest is easy.

    January 9, 2010 at 3:12 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Shelly

    Take care of yourself Artie, we love you!!!

    January 9, 2010 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
  96. Leslie West

    I was always a Jackie Martling fan, swore I would never accept the change.

    Still sad to see Jackie go but you PROVED your worth, against insurmountable odds. You BECAME a success. Did what almost noone else COULD DO.

    The only way you can top that, is to RECOVER SUCCESSFULLY from this. The world needs to understand what you are grasping with now. The world NEEDS YOU to succeed.

    Unbound talent. Leslie West recovered from many demons. You can too brother, and you WILL.

    January 9, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Sissy Boyd

    thank you Anna for identifying Mary Oliver. one hopes the Howard Stern fans will read more of her and other great poets.

    January 9, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
  98. AC

    Life is truly hard to live. Try & give it another chance. Ya' never know what good stuff may happen. Take Care.

    January 9, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  99. chitown lady

    Artie Artie Artie......Nothing in your life is that bad my man.....Dying is NOT the answer. Seek out all your demons....Your life will be way better off......Im glad your doing better........True happiness lies within you...See it out.......Miss youon Stern.....Take care of you! We all miss your cupcake eatting self........

    January 9, 2010 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  100. fenderstrat

    Artie.....Take a stab at livin' bro, you'll see things are much better that way.
    Your fans love you!

    January 9, 2010 at 1:28 pm | Report abuse |
  101. Heidi Ferrer

    Steven, I love that poem.

    January 9, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  102. Michael M

    I love how the name Sabean turns into "Fabian" in the next paragraph. Who's writing this crap?

    January 9, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  103. Guido

    Get well hommie!

    January 9, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Knuckledeep

    Artie- please sober up and get it together...

    January 9, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  105. Doob

    Get well Artie.
    We need you back.
    The haters will always be just that haters.
    Get well BG.

    January 9, 2010 at 12:39 pm | Report abuse |
  106. AirFlorida90

    Trying to kill yourself?
    Now that my friend, is some dark humor.
    You can only perform that act once; if you do it right that is.

    January 9, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Debra R

    Suicide attempts are crys for help...he needs to do some healing
    Suicide attemps are also like flipping the bird to everyone you ever loved. You are gone but you leave them behind with the mess and they will blame themselves and carry the grief until they die...please don't do this to those you love....hang in there for them if you are unable to hang in there for yourself right now. Get whatever counseling you need.....been there....things will get better...maybe not today or even tomorrow, but if you aren't around...how will you know?

    January 9, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Report abuse |
  108. tracy

    Artie please get the help you need and get back on the show we miss you.

    January 9, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
  109. gdog821

    9 times to the stomach!? why not 1 to the blood pumper? love you artie

    January 9, 2010 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  110. Stubby McMuffin

    Artie's fairly funny, but he's no Jackie "The Jokeman," that's fer darn sure. Also, if Artie offs himself at this point in his career, he won't even be remembered a year or two from now. He has to achieve a LOT more in his career before he'll ever achieve the legendary status of Belushi, Candy, etc. Riding on Howard's coattails and acting like a sad sack loser just doesn't cut it. I think we're all pretty bored of the self-pitying, self-destructive routine already. At this point, a cameo in a Will Ferrell movie would be a HUGE leap forward for Artie. Maybe he can play a cave man in Land of the Lost 2.

    January 9, 2010 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  111. Vern

    Yo Artie.....dont sweat it big man! Dude atleast you got money fame and people that care for you! Millions of people want what you have.....get your life together and be grateful for every single day! Stop feeling sorry for yourself!

    January 9, 2010 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
  112. gwenz

    Artie and Howard are horrible. But I don't wish for anyone to feel so awful as to try to commit suicide.

    January 9, 2010 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  113. ky

    My first inclination is to think he wants attention but, honestly, folks in such bad shape are so far inside thier own pain that they don't care what their actions do to other people. Not caring about how his actions would affect his own mother is an example of how far gone he is. The only thing that will save him is a spark within himself, a need to save himself. Other people can help, but he has to want to save himself. Yes, I'm speaking from personal experience.

    January 9, 2010 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  114. john

    Have a heart people, three years ago i found my son hanging from one of our trees just 7 days before his 18 th birthday. I myself worked on him for twenty minutes. If this man had suceeded you wouldn't understand the pain she would have suffered and just think what it takes to be so lost that you would attempt to take your own life like that or my sons choice. The loss and pain to his mother, brother and a sister as well as myself can not be explained to anyone who hasn't been there. Pray for him

    January 9, 2010 at 10:29 am | Report abuse |
  115. Steven

    "Fat, Drunk and Stupid is no way to go through Life."
    Get Well Slugger! We miss you!

    January 9, 2010 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  116. Nicole

    Really shocked to see how many of you are so heartless... No matter whether you think the man is a genius or not at what he does, it's no matter; He is foremost a human who is experiencing personal hardship. None of you can EVER understand what he's going through, so passing any judgements or posting obnoxious comments like the ones I've seen here just makes you part of the disgusting side of our race and you should seriously be ashamed of yourselves. Everyone is a just a friend you haven't met yet. I wish Artie and all my friends with hardship unending love and support.

    And how many years has Stern been on the air? Yeah, I think ratings speak for themselves on that one.

    January 9, 2010 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  117. arog13

    Artie came to entertain the troops/civilians in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2008. I had the pleasure of listening to his jokes and it was nice to have some time to laugh. I dont' listen to the XM/Sirius show, but I do have great respect for an entertainer who will do that. I hope he gets better cause our soldiers need more of that! Good luck, Artie!

    January 9, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  118. dee

    Artie .... get well ! you're looking at a permanent solution to a temporary problem, be stronger than that.

    January 9, 2010 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
  119. slour

    Who is Fabian who was quoted by Howard 100? Did you mean Sabean? Who edits this stuff anyway?

    Get well Artie!

    January 9, 2010 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
  120. Mana520

    Artie represents us, The Men of 2000s. I wish he wants to stick around and lead us to the 2010s, and so on. He is one of the greatest comedians with a deep soul. We love you man....

    January 9, 2010 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  121. don

    Artie, been there ,it gets better . Get well, best wishs

    January 9, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  122. Joe

    This is what can happen when people take mood altering drugs, even if they are prescribed. In fact the prescribed ones are the most dangerous. This is why all the commercials have that stupid disclaimer that the drug may cause thoughts of suicide.

    January 9, 2010 at 8:15 am | Report abuse |
  123. Tony

    I'm sorry but all Artie does when he's on the show is disrupt. His constant interruption of useless, tasteless, racist jokes is not funny. His life is SO miserable that he has to try to kill himself? Let's see...he makes a LOT of money for basically doing nothing, has a beautiful girlfriend, has a $2 million waterfront house, and works on the HOWARD STERN SHOW! Besides being overweight, addicted to drugs, alcohol, and gambling he really has it all. Take some Zoloft and call Howard in the morning.

    Besides, if he wanted to kill himself he would've succeeded. To be released after just 2 days in the hospital, they were only flesh wounds probably because the blade couldn't pierce all of his fat.

    Go Artie!

    January 9, 2010 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
  124. Sonny Riechelson

    Nothing good can come from anything or anyone associated with the disgusting, outlandish and horrible man Howard Stern. I am so sorry Mr. Lange could not do anything better than know Howard Stern or be associated with him. Howard Stern is the drudge of the earth. sorry forhis children.

    January 9, 2010 at 7:59 am | Report abuse |
  125. Rick Maurer

    I love Artie. I hope he can recover and find inner peace. He has a huge, giving heart, and he deserves to be happy.

    January 9, 2010 at 7:55 am | Report abuse |
  126. muchogroucho

    Repenting is not walking on your knees through a desert – it is just one simple turn – to Jesus. Artie – what have you got to lose? Pray for Jesus to come into your life and acknowledge that He died for your sins and then get H E L P. And lots of it. We don;t have to battle our demons alone.

    Wish you the best.


    January 9, 2010 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
  127. c

    I do not know anything about this man Artie. This is in reply to the comment about his "Mommy" checking up on him. There is nothing wrong with a Mother stopping by a man's home when she is concerned about him. Thank God he has a Mother and one who cares enough to do that. Especially if she knew he had some problems. What a crude and rediculous statement to make after the Mother has just gone through this with her son!

    January 9, 2010 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
  128. molly

    Poor Artie...I think he started using again and just couldn't live with the guilt

    January 9, 2010 at 7:36 am | Report abuse |
  129. someone

    The poem is indeed beautiful, and its author should be recognized – Mary Oliver – and her poem is titled "Wild Geese."

    January 9, 2010 at 2:57 am | Report abuse |
  130. HSFan

    Damn! No way! Please take care of yourself Artie! You're an asset to the show and you have a rockin' job with a great sense of humor! Please get better, physically and emotionally!

    January 9, 2010 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  131. Mike K

    Artie, life is good. You are too.

    Steven: you are a kind soul and a good writer. Keep writing poetry.

    January 9, 2010 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  132. May

    Artie, I don't know what you're going through, but I think you can get better. Don't give up.

    January 9, 2010 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  133. Vinnie

    The show hasn't been the same whithout him!!!!! Keep the Artie chair warm for his return, and god bless. Shake it upppppppp.

    January 9, 2010 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  134. Sol

    Stern is a bore but i still love Artie. Hope to see him get back to being a regular mess.

    January 8, 2010 at 11:59 pm | Report abuse |
  135. james brandenstein

    Why don't they consider him to be a danger to himself?

    January 8, 2010 at 11:28 pm | Report abuse |
  136. james brandenstein

    Isn't it a lot too soon to release him from the hospital? I would have thought they would have kept him for a few weeks under observation . Under Suicide Watch.

    January 8, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  137. mark ursch

    Artie, hang in there, brother. Be glad you're not me.

    January 8, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  138. PsychNurse

    Probably on something- PCP maybe... Usually they only release you that quickly if you hurt yourself while you were on drugs.

    January 8, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  139. Patrick M.

    Even though I've never met you in person, brother I've listened to hours upon hours of you with Howard, Robin, Fred, Benji, Gary and Co. to the point where I feel like all you guys are almost family to me basically. I can't even imagine the personal destruction and anguish that you must be feeling right now. Maybe you just feel embarrassed now that you didn't finish the job? I don't know? Regardless, it doesn't matter. But you do, Artie! People love you. We all do. Really. You know, one thing that everyone in this world shares? We were all born by our mothers. And the unwritten rule with that is that we sort of make this pact with them that we will all try our best to get by in life and succeed in terms of living. Your mom has been through hell and back with losing your dad and you and all your problems. Toughen up, Art. She needs ya bro. And not for nothin', but so do we. Try stickin' around. You'll be glad you did, trust me. Peace.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  140. Jessica

    Artie, please get the help you need and get well soon! There are lots of people out there who love you, me included. Just remember, if you're to the point where you think things can't get any worse, then that just means they can only get better. The show's just not the same without you...and I know I'm speaking for millions of other listeners when I say, "Please hurry back...we can't take any more Benjy."

    January 8, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  141. Andrew

    You have been a breath of fresh air for the Howard Stern show.
    I miss you daily on it. Get well and hope you get back in the chair.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  142. charles

    You're still loved bro. Get better

    January 8, 2010 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  143. Terri

    The beautiful poem is not by Steven.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  144. Karl Hungus

    Artie, you're bigger than life. bigger than you think you are. And I don't mean just fat. Get healthy, take some time off, reflect and you'll be back in no time. You are an integrital part of the Stern Show and it really isn't the same without. Cut the b.s., cut the self pity and move on like a champ. You can do it, we believe in you.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:00 pm | Report abuse |
  145. Pam Holt

    Lots of love and support to you, Artie! Wishing you a speedy recovery.

    January 8, 2010 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  146. rich


    It's not as bad as you think it is.

    January 8, 2010 at 8:44 pm | Report abuse |
  147. James S.

    Perez Hilton can suck it.

    January 8, 2010 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  148. debbie ho

    I wish you the best and please get better this is not the way to go...my dad killed himself and i wish everyday that he was with me !! i wish i could wrap my arms around you and help you ..and love you and heal you ...alot of folks would miss you and i am glad you are still with us ...any of your troubles can be overcome suicide is a permant solution to temporary problems...remember this ....love you much

    January 8, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
  149. Adina

    Artie you brighten many lives each day with laughter. Please take the time you need to get well and come back and make our days funny again...

    January 8, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  150. Christina

    I listen to the show, but my husband listens EVERYDAY, the show is a part of his life. He told me how Artie felt that he was responsible for his father's death because he was not there the day he died on a roofing job. I hope it will help him to know that in our teens and early 20's both my husband and I neglected family in serious times of need so that we could "live our selfish lives" and these we not minor things, these were a very sick parent, that later died, and a funeral of a grandparent that we denied. Most young people have done these things and have deep regrets, but knowing that the person you have become would have done better is what matters. Forgive yourself, Artie. It would bring great pain your father to see you to live your in such turmoil and with such guilt.
    Know that the caring adult you are now would be there, and prove it by being there for your family that is still alive and loves you. I wish you good health and a heart and soul that is filled with happiness and free from the burden of the past. We love you! Christina and Bryan

    January 8, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  151. James

    Story also forgot to mention that it was 6 hesitation wounds, and 3 punctures.....know what that tells me? Like a cutter, he just wanted attention. Poor Artie Lange- your life is such a burden, so hard to live, blah blah blah. Pathetic!

    January 8, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  152. Penny

    Artie... you are a true talent and loved by many........ I hope that you get the help that you need and find some happiness.. We all love you!

    January 8, 2010 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  153. Tom

    Artie, I hope you get better soon. Wrestle with your demons, you'll win. You're funny and great for the show. Your important, and will have a great life once you get over this bad patch.

    January 8, 2010 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  154. Angelo Sherman

    Artie, please dont follow the footsteps of your idol John Belushi and leave us way too early. Get well soon and get back at it, you have too much going for you to cash in like this.

    January 8, 2010 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  155. Melanie

    Artie, I'm praying for you. Your father loves you, but he doesn't want to see you just now. Your mom and sister need you here. The world needs you. You are special, you are loved, and you are human. I hope that God grants you the serenity to accept the things you cannot change, the courage to change the things you can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

    January 8, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  156. Thomas

    I love Artie, but I'm tired of his problems. I hope he leaves the show.

    January 8, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  157. lynn

    Artie, do you see how many people love you??? Come on...You are loved...

    January 8, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  158. under the dome

    i like artie, but he is the worst part of the show. he is a funny guy but, i dont know, just not that great on the show. they should make gilbert godfried a permanent part of the show.

    January 8, 2010 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  159. Stern Fan


    This is the funniest thing Artie has done in a long time. As a Stern fan, I've grown tired of Artie's constant lying, and glorifying his self-destruction. Artie wouldn't be anything without the Stern Show. Good luck on the other side Artie. Next time finish the job. I fear that as long as he's a part of the show, I'm gonna have to sit through more of Artie's lies and look at me destroying myself routine. Go back to being a longshoreman and try real work for a living.

    January 8, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  160. Wild Bill

    I honestly didn't know this many people listened to this crapola of a show. I'm sure the Sirus/xm stockholders were dismayed at his recovery; they might make a profit if there were not so many leeches on the show, ( and I use that term loosely....)!

    January 8, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  161. Anna

    The poem is by Mary Oliver. It is a wonderful poem and she should have been credited.

    January 8, 2010 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
  162. bob

    who will make us laugh? get well soon

    January 8, 2010 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  163. mentalRay

    I'm more of an O & A fan and don't care too much for Hoo Hoo. Artie is way cool though, hope he gets it together.

    January 8, 2010 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
  164. Tom

    Come on, Artie. There isn't a knife in the world long enough to do that trick. What were you thinking? Get well big guy. You have a lot to live for.

    January 8, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  165. Norm M

    This article forgot to mention the Wolfgang Puck 13" kitchen knife, so I thought I would. Come on Artie, you have everything to live for. A great job or jobs. A beautiful girlfriend (or maybe they broke-up?????). Money and real estate. I hope you come to terms with you demons. I miss you in the mornings.

    January 8, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  166. Rob

    Don't worry Artie, the show is still awful without you. I heard Andy Dick was going to replace you this month. That has to be the Howard Stern Show's version of suicide!

    January 8, 2010 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  167. oldguy

    thank you

    January 8, 2010 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  168. oldguy

    Y'know. 9 self-inflicted wounds is not a suicide attempt. It's kinky sex.

    January 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  169. Susan

    Artie, your mother loves you so much, she would not want to live if anything ever happened to you. PLEASE get help. You are such a wonderful and caring man, I feel like I know you. You can get past your demons and have a great life. I wish you all the best.

    January 8, 2010 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  170. sharron

    for steven:

    Your poem is beautiful, I hope it gets to this man to offer the lovely simplicity of hope that it holds. You are a very talented poet.

    January 8, 2010 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  171. Dee

    Artie, we love you. Take a deep breath, look around and think about all you have to be thankful for...babysteps. You are important, do not think you are not needed. Take your time with healing, look around and take deep breaths. I look forward to hearing your laughing responses on Howard-when you are ready to return. You rock. Peace.

    January 8, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  172. Raymond

    Art, take some time off, even if it means leaving the biz. Your family loves you a great deal and you have so much to offer the world, aside from entertainment.

    Take care!

    January 8, 2010 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
  173. DD

    Sirius needs to let Artie go and Howard needs to get on board with that decision. He brings nothing to the show.

    January 8, 2010 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
  174. Bob

    Get off the junk, and back to work, big guy. We miss you!

    January 8, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  175. Big D


    Please come back! Benji is driving me nutz!

    January 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  176. mazder

    we love you art,
    get better, feel better

    January 8, 2010 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  177. mazder

    we love you art, get better, feel better

    January 8, 2010 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  178. Mike

    Why would you listen to anything Perez Hilton has to say anyway?

    January 8, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
  179. Janet Laur

    A beautiful poem.
    Artie, ge some help and come back.
    You're not alone.

    January 8, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  180. Steve Bradley

    Stop it Artie!!! Too many people love you and your work, and I'm one of them!!! Get better Baby Gorilla....you're too cool die just yet.

    January 8, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  181. Alex

    I feel bad for his poor mother. What kind of pathetic loser still has Mommy "checking up" on him? Im sure she is very proud of this waste of a human being. It's probably all a bit for Howard's show. To drawl in new listeners w/ the new year. Nice bit guys!

    January 8, 2010 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse |
  182. Jackie

    Artie, please don't come back! I need a job!

    January 8, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  183. BLWC

    Get well big man. The show and your fans miss you!

    January 8, 2010 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  184. Butterbean

    Best wishes, Artie!! Please don't ever harm yourself again.

    January 8, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  185. Anne

    I was so sad to hear this-Artie-I wish you a very speedy recovery!

    January 8, 2010 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  186. CT

    Get better, baby gorilla. We love you.

    January 8, 2010 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  187. steven`

    You do not have to be good.
    You do not have to walk on your knees
    For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
    You only have to let the soft animal of your body
    love what it loves.
    Tell me about your despair, yours, and I will tell you mine.
    Meanwhile the world goes on.
    Meanwhile the sun and the clear pebbles of the rain
    are moving across the landscapes,
    over the prairies and the deep trees,
    the mountains and the rivers.
    Meanwhile the wild geese, high in the clean blue air,
    are heading home again.
    Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,
    the world offers itself to your imagination,
    calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting -
    over and over announcing your place
    in the family of things.

    January 8, 2010 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  188. Bella

    Love you Artie! Please get better.

    January 8, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  189. D

    Waaaa Couldn't get the job done Waaaaa

    Get some help big man!!! Good luck.

    January 8, 2010 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
  190. Eric Brown

    Poor Artie...this is NOT the way to be Belushi.

    January 8, 2010 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |

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