Artie Lange has been hospitalized again (May 12, 2018)

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http://www.nj.com/entertainment/ind...e_cancels_show_hospital_blood_sugar_sent.html

Amy Kuperinsky said:
Artie Lange cancels N.J. show for health issues just before sentencing
Updated May 12, 2018 at 10:52 AM; Posted May 12, 2018 at 8:15 AM



By Amy Kuperinsky

akuperinsky@njadvancemedia.com,

NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

Just a week before he's due in court to be sentenced for drug possession, Artie Lange canceled a comedy show because of health concerns.

Lange, 50, previously had a court date postponed because he had to be hospitalized for complications of diabetes. On May 18, Lange, who pleaded guilty to heroin possession, is expected to be sentenced in state Superior Court in Newark.

The comedian was supposed to perform at Scotty's Pub and Comedy Cove in Springfield on May 10, but in the hours before he was set to take the stage, organizers called those planning to attend to say that he wasn't going to be there.

Laurielle Nagel, manager at the Comedy Cove, said Lange was in the hospital.

"His problem is his blood pressure and his sugar," she told NJ Advance Media.

Lange, who grew up in Union Township and lives in Hoboken, has been testing out new material at the Union County spot.

On May 5, he received a standing ovation for his set, Nagel said.

"His show is phenomenal," she said.

Lange is supposed to return to the venue on May 31, then perform every second and fourth Thursday.

"He's got to get his health in order," Nagel said.

Health issues have been a concern for Lange even before he emerged from drug rehab at the beginning of the year following several arrests in 2017. In October, he had to cancel a show in Akron, Ohio because of spiking blood sugar levels he attributed to going a little overboard on his birthday with cake and wine.

"I have diabetes," Lange said at the time on "The Artie and Anthony Show," his Compound Media show with Anthony Cumia. "And my blood sugar was, let's say, it was Babe Ruth's lifetime slugging percentage." He promised to make it right with fans in Ohio.

I went in the hospital to get my blood sugar under control. I'm out to go to work. I missed too many days & I insisted. My blood pressure is way up. So I have to go back in tonight til it's down. I'm payin for an unhealthy life. When the medication is right I will be fine
-- Artie Lange (@artiequitter) February 22, 2018

Lange also addressed his health battles after his court appearance was postponed in February.

"I went in the hospital to get my blood sugar under control," he tweeted. "I'm out to go to work. I missed too many days & I insisted. My blood pressure is way up. So I have to go back in tonight til it's down. I'm payin for an unhealthy life. When the medication is right I will be fine."

"So don't worry," Lange continued at the time. "But when a doctor says I'm in danger of a stroke unless I change everything I do I get insanely scared. I hate the hospital but they said if I don't go back they'd refuse to treat me. I will do this guys. I ain't ready to check out yet."

In December, Lange pleaded guilty to possession of 81 decks of heroin (bags usually worth about $10 each) after he was arrested for missing a court date in connection with his arrest in May 2017 (it was the second court date he'd missed that year).

State Police said they stopped Lange during a plainclothes surveillance operation after he was allegedly seen driving erratically away from a McDonald's in Bloomfield on the Garden State Parkway. Police allegedly found Lange with a bag of heroin in his lap and a straw.

It was Lange's second drug arrest that year. In March of 2017, he was arrested outside his Hoboken condo after he was allegedly found with heroin, cocaine and drug paraphernalia in the building's parking garage.

Lange's real-life struggles with drug addiction were the focus of an episode of the latest season of the HBO series "Crashing," in which the Jersey comedian plays himself as a kind of grumpy mentor to an amateur comedian played by Pete Holmes (see clip below).

You sent Yoga videos to a guy who's currently calling this breakfast pic.twitter.com/dd3pkG5pBL
-- Artie Lange (@artiequitter) May 6, 2018

Though Lange tweeted that he had been cut from the show after he was arrested, he ended up staying on the show, and both Holmes and executive producer Judd Apatow stood by Lange in the wake of his arrests.

Lange, who is expected to appear in the show's third season, has said that the episode, titled "Artie," was being considered for submission to the Emmys.

On March 23, Lange tweeted about his pre-sentence interview.

"I saw the judge who is very fair," he said. "She said I looked better! The interview went well. So I'm praying for probation but I will respectfully do what they tell me to do!"

Lange's lawyer, Frank Arleo, said he hadn't heard any health news from the comedian this week.

On May 6, Lange tweeted a photo of a plate of pizza and what appeared to be a cup of Coca-Cola with this message:

"You sent Yoga videos to a guy who's currently calling this breakfast."

Apart from the Scotty's Pub shows, Lange's next billed gigs are scheduled for June 14, 15 and 16 at the Stress Factory in Bridgeport, Connecticut.
 

Pigdango

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I love that you had to put the date in the thread title...
 

Mommadeez4u

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He's just being smart. Laying a paper trail so that actual jail time will be called too much of a health risk. Crafty bastard
 

Mags

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We all know one day soon he will wake up dead.

Bring on the Dave & Anthony Show!
 

Bobobie

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His nose is starting to expand and he has that unhealthy sheen to his skin again. It's pretty obvious he started up using.
 

Stalker Patti

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His situation is unfortunate. He's a talented entertainer. But he's made some critical choices and now he's paying for it in terms of health, possible incarceration.....I hope he gets himself together through all this. We certainly do not want to lose him!
He has too much to give in terms of his Comedy and creativity; Why sacrifice such gifts to drugs and alcohol?Was it worth it???? Artie, we love you. Please get yourself and your priorities in order so we can keep you around. The mistakes you've made to bring you to this point can be turned around. See what you gotta go do and DO IT.
 

mascan42

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According to Keith, the show will be reverting back to TACS going forward, a sign that they don't expect Artie to be back any time soon. Figured this was coming when they hired Dave.
 
#11
His situation is unfortunate. He's a talented entertainer. But he's made some critical choices and now he's paying for it in terms of health, possible incarceration.....I hope he gets himself together through all this. We certainly do not want to lose him!
He has too much to give in terms of his Comedy and creativity; Why sacrifice such gifts to drugs and alcohol?Was it worth it???? Artie, we love you. Please get yourself and your priorities in order so we can keep you around. The mistakes you've made to bring you to this point can be turned around. See what you gotta go do and DO IT.
Maybe if he gets his shit together, he can score a sweet gig as a coffee fetcher.
 

Neckbeard

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Jesus Christ. Are you breaking my onions? In two year's time they lose Gavin McGinness and Legion of Skanks and institute a price hike for Artie Lange. Artie Lange completely blows the show off and sucks all the paychecks up his nose, says it isn't "real showbusiness" and is routinely late and absent without explanantion.

Will people be getting any months comped for this fiasco? Is the sub price going to go down?
 

crippledalbino

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Fuck that guy. Fuck his apologies, fuck his comebacks, fuck his epiphanies. He needs to stop acting like he's able to get sober every year and die alone in his apartment like druggies are supposed to do.
 

LiddyRules

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Fuck that guy. Fuck his apologies, fuck his comebacks, fuck his epiphanies. He needs to stop acting like he's able to get sober every year and die alone in his apartment like druggies are supposed to do.
When he finally dies, he will be remembered as ... that guy from Dirty Work? I don't know. I don't know any of his bits.
 

crippledalbino

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When he finally dies, he will be remembered as ... that guy from Dirty Work? I don't know. I don't know any of his bits.
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Basic society won't even remember him as 'The guy who went on Stern after that joke guy left'. I don't think anyone but the hardcore howard fans and us will remember him for fuck all.
 

Bobobie

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Did Arties gig on Mad TV predate private parts? Stern was pretty much a regional thing before the K-ROCK franchising. I quit listening to Stern before Artie came onboard. I loved all his bits on Mad TV.
 

Neckbeard

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Artie was on MAD TV for years. It would be possible that he'd be as known for that as Howard Stern. He'd certainly be more known for MAD TV than AA Show.
 

Mags

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Jesus Christ. Are you breaking my onions? In two year's time they lose Gavin McGinness and Legion of Skanks and institute a price hike for Artie Lange. Artie Lange completely blows the show off and sucks all the paychecks up his nose, says it isn't "real showbusiness" and is routinely late and absent without explanantion.

Will people be getting any months comped for this fiasco? Is the sub price going to go down?
Salty.
 

oldmandick

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According to Keith, the show will be reverting back to TACS going forward, a sign that they don't expect Artie to be back any time soon. Figured this was coming when they hired Dave.
From the Compound Media Facebook page ...


Today I went to go visit Artie in the hospital. He had his nose fixed and is resting. We spoke for some time about what would be going forward. We came to the agreement that taking time to address his health and personal issues is the best course of action at this time.
Anthony and I have discussed the options and feel that going back to The Anthony Cumia Show w/ Dave Landau is the best case scenario at this time.
We wish Artie the best and we look forward to hearing of his progress. More to come on the tech & programming front in the upcoming week or so.
Thank you.
KtC
 

Jacuzzi Billy

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Let me get this straight. They think him working less is going to help his issues? Do these guys ever think anything through?
 

Mags

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Let me get this straight. They think him working less is going to help his issues? Do these guys ever think anything through?
His heroin nose was getting tough to look at. It’s best for the fans.
 

LiddyRules

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Let me get this straight. They think him working less is going to help his issues? Do these guys ever think anything through?
I think it's more a "we don't want to deal with your shit, you goon. Thanks for the free publicity. Hope you find a nice dumpster."
 

LiddyRules

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Jesus Christ. Are you breaking my onions? In two year's time they lose Gavin McGinness and Legion of Skanks and institute a price hike for Artie Lange. Artie Lange completely blows the show off and sucks all the paychecks up his nose, says it isn't "real showbusiness" and is routinely late and absent without explanantion.

Will people be getting any months comped for this fiasco? Is the sub price going to go down?
You paid for it. It's on you.
 

mascan42

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Supergroups generally don’t last long. Thinking this would be long term is like expecting Blind Faith’s second album.
 
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