Artie Lange Attempted Suicide
Howard Stern sidekick stabbed himself nine times, sources say
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 7, 2010 10:24 AM CST
This Thursday, April 27, 2006 picture shows comedian and actor Artie Lange at the inaugural Howard Stern 2006 Film Festival in New York.   (AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)
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(Newser) – Artie Lange’s recent hospital stay came after he stabbed himself nine times in an apparent suicide attempt, the New York Post reports. Law enforcement sources say Lange, whose mother called 911 after bringing him food and finding him bloodied, had six “hesitation wounds” and three deep wounds. A source close to Lange’s management confirms the comic stabbed himself. The comedian wrote in his recent biography that he tried to kill himself once before, that time with a drug overdose.