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Thread started 01/07/10 1:47am

Ace

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Artie Lange suicide attempt

http://www.nypost.com/p/p...NlzbsiW3oJ

Troubled comic Artie Lange landed in the hospital 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 mother had come to visit him that day to drop off food. Surgeons managed to save Lange despite heavy bleeding. "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."

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Reply #1 posted 01/07/10 2:59am

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Jesus.
If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #2 posted 01/07/10 3:30am

zaza

He stabbed himself nine times? eek Oh my God eek
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Reply #3 posted 01/07/10 3:44am

CalhounSq

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WTF??? Fuck man, Artie needs to get in some therapy QUICK. He's funny & could have a great life if not for whatever demons he has sad disbelief
"Bonafide is the old deal, fake is the new real"... - Alice Smith!!
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Reply #4 posted 01/07/10 4:13am

Efan

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Howard's talking about this right now. Very sad. Hope
Artie gets the help he needs.
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Reply #5 posted 01/07/10 4:40am

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Efan said:

Howard's talking about this right now. Very sad. Hope
Artie gets the help he needs.



I read Ace's post this morning at home...then heard Howard on the way to work...

it's disturbing and tragic...

get better, Artie
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Reply #6 posted 01/07/10 5:31am

joseph8

WOW, this is really sad.
For me, Artie has been the bright spot of the show for the last several years.
His characters and one liners are my favorite parts of the show. (His "guy that laughs at everything" character had me in tears lol ) When he was off last week I was pissed because I thought he was just goofing off and not coming to work again.
Had no idea that it was anything this serious! Hopefully he'll take the time off that he needs and gets better.
****On a selfish note, PLEASE don't bring Martling back! F Jackie mad
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Reply #7 posted 01/07/10 6:40am

uPtoWnNY

Anyone read the comments on that site? Damn, mfers are cold.
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Reply #8 posted 01/07/10 7:03am

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wow . i thought he OD-ed again ... i never heard of anyone "stabbing themselves" wtf ?

that guy makes money just offa "elf" bein shown on TV ... damn . He got life by the balls and .... ugh . confused
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Reply #9 posted 01/07/10 7:27am

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He stabbed himself NINE TIMES!?!? Oi! shake That's an extraordinary attempt, when suicide -- generally speaking -- needn't be that painful, slow, intense or potentially gory. Sounds like he was really incensed at himself or someone/something else in that moment... and probably high.

I hope he physically recovers quickly and gets whatever other help he needs. No one should hurt like that.
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Reply #10 posted 01/07/10 7:38am

Shorty

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bawl Artie!! bawl
"not a fan" falloff yeah...ok
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Reply #11 posted 01/07/10 8:45am

emile58

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stoned That's some good shit!
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Reply #12 posted 01/07/10 8:46am

emile58

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stoned That's some good shit!
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Reply #13 posted 01/07/10 10:25am

ernestsewell

Surprised to hear about Charlie Murphy's wife dying very recently, in that clip.
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Reply #14 posted 01/07/10 10:47am

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I wonder if anyone would comment on this. I'm listening to a recording of today's show now. Howard discussed it without reading the article (so he was vague) but really cares about Artie, and you could tell from his lack of words. Right now he moved on to a new subject...Medicated Pete.
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Reply #15 posted 01/07/10 12:23pm

Ace

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ColAngus said:

i never heard of anyone "stabbing themselves" wtf ?

Elliot Smith, for one (although some seem to believe his girlfriend killed him):

Smith died on October 21, 2003, at age 34 from two stab wounds to the chest. According to girlfriend Jennifer Chiba - with whom he was living at the time - the two were arguing, and she locked herself in the bathroom to take a shower. Chiba heard him scream, and upon opening the door, saw Smith standing with a knife in his chest. She pulled the knife out, after which he collapsed and she called 9-1-1. Smith died in the hospital with the time of death listed as 1:36 p.m. While Smith's death was originally reported as a suicide, the official autopsy report released in December 2003 left open the question of possible homicide. A possible suicide note, written on a Post-it, read, "I'm so sorry - love, Elliott. God forgive me."

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Reply #16 posted 01/07/10 12:32pm

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Artie is the possessor of one of the fastest (and sharpest) wits in the West. Hilarious guy with a heart of gold. So much to live for.

I've listened to this man pour his heart and soul out, for several hours a week, for 8 years. If you've never heard The Howard Stern Show, it's as intimate as entertainment gets. You know these people.

Regular listeners knew he was off the wagon, but I don't think anyone saw this coming. cry
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Reply #17 posted 01/07/10 12:37pm

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Hopefully, he can finally get to the right help and get whatever nonsense is in his head out. disbelief
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Reply #18 posted 01/07/10 12:42pm

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Goes to show, money aint everything. He could have such a fantastic and comfortable life but he can't separate himself from the devil inside. Terrible. I hope he finds his way back to really living and slays that thing once and for all.

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Reply #19 posted 01/07/10 12:45pm

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SupaFunkyOrgangrinderSexy said:

Goes to show, money aint everything.

Not by a long shot.
"I love to while away the hours while other people do their meanwhiles..." - Andy Warhol
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Reply #20 posted 01/07/10 12:47pm

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That's too bad, sounds like a guy who was using again. I mean, seriously, who stabs themselves? The last time I'd seen photos of him he looked awful. But he's a really talented guy, I hope he can get it together. I think he could be a lot more successful if he would, he's really funny.
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Reply #21 posted 01/07/10 1:06pm

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his voice started getting really gruff again...that's when I was like...oh no!
Get well soon Artie!
"not a fan" falloff yeah...ok
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Reply #22 posted 01/07/10 1:10pm

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Shorty said:

his voice started getting really gruff again...that's when I was like...oh no!

Yup - that's when I knew for sure he was using again. sad
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Reply #23 posted 01/11/10 7:04am

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Artie Interview october...click new york post video frame:

http://savebabygorilla.com/
stoned That's some good shit!
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Reply #24 posted 01/11/10 11:30am

BlackAdder7

my grandfather committed suicide when my dad was 13. he had worked at a bank in the international currency department because he spoke 6 languages. He lost his job because of the depression. Then, he became extremely depressed because he had no money to rescue his brothers and sisters in Poland, and they were all killed in the holocaust.
One day, my dad, 13 at the time was told "watch your father". My dad went to the kitchen to get something to drink, and when he came back to the living room, his dad was gone, and there was an open window. My grandfather jumped out
and had killed himself. My dad has never ever gotten over it. There are still nights when he cries in his sleep. My dad is 82 now, and he's still not over it. He can't go to the cemetary to see the grave anymore, because he has nightmares after.

I don't understand the thought process which leads an invidual to decide that killing one self is the best answer, and then actually having the guts to do it.
yes, the guts to do it, because our instinct is to protect ourselves, and here an individual overrides that very instinct....
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Reply #25 posted 01/11/10 12:55pm

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BlackAdder7 said:

my grandfather committed suicide when my dad was 13. he had worked at a bank in the international currency department because he spoke 6 languages. He lost his job because of the depression. Then, he became extremely depressed because he had no money to rescue his brothers and sisters in Poland, and they were all killed in the holocaust.
One day, my dad, 13 at the time was told "watch your father". My dad went to the kitchen to get something to drink, and when he came back to the living room, his dad was gone, and there was an open window. My grandfather jumped out
and had killed himself. My dad has never ever gotten over it. There are still nights when he cries in his sleep. My dad is 82 now, and he's still not over it. He can't go to the cemetary to see the grave anymore, because he has nightmares after.

I don't understand the thought process which leads an invidual to decide that killing one self is the best answer, and then actually having the guts to do it.
yes, the guts to do it, because our instinct is to protect ourselves, and here an individual overrides that very instinct....


Good Lord! that is a terrible sad story and I'm so sorry for you and your dad and your dad's dad. sad
but I will say....Arties dad didn't kill himself.
"not a fan" falloff yeah...ok
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BlackAdder7 said:

my grandfather committed suicide when my dad was 13. he had worked at a bank in the international currency department because he spoke 6 languages. He lost his job because of the depression. Then, he became extremely depressed because he had no money to rescue his brothers and sisters in Poland, and they were all killed in the holocaust.
One day, my dad, 13 at the time was told "watch your father". My dad went to the kitchen to get something to drink, and when he came back to the living room, his dad was gone, and there was an open window. My grandfather jumped out
and had killed himself. My dad has never ever gotten over it. There are still nights when he cries in his sleep. My dad is 82 now, and he's still not over it. He can't go to the cemetary to see the grave anymore, because he has nightmares after.

I don't understand the thought process which leads an invidual to decide that killing one self is the best answer, and then actually having the guts to do it.
yes, the guts to do it, because our instinct is to protect ourselves, and here an individual overrides that very instinct....


That's so sad. sad
If prince.org were to be made idiot proof, someone would just invent a better idiot.
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Reply #27 posted 01/11/10 5:50pm

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BlackAdder7 said:

I don't understand the thought process which leads an invidual to decide that killing one self is the best answer

'I am in so much pain and I can't see any way out of it. I can't take this anymore.'

There's always a way out of your pain. But you need a guide to get you started on the route; a professional. They're not all cut from the same cloth. If the first one you see doesn't help, try another. And so on and so on. Don't attach a stigma to taking medication: the same way there are illnesses of the body that require medicine, there are illnesses of the brain that require the same.

It's one of the great tragedies of our world that our mental health isn't treated the same way as our physical.
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Reply #28 posted 01/12/10 12:04am

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I am heartsick about Artie. sad
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Reply #29 posted 01/12/10 1:12am

booty

^i know what it's like to have unstable family members so i feel ya
and loosing a loved one heart

i may saved a little kid the other day from going out in the streets

so i think we all have purpose/higher being/plan in life though it might seem funny.

we are not perfect also

rant done ahhhh
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