Artie Lange Checks Into Hospital
January 4, 2010 at 11:47 AM (PT)
SIRIUS XM RADIO HOWARD STERN sidekick ARTIE LANGE has checked into a hospital in NEW JERSEY for an undisclosed ailment. E! ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION is reporting that LANGE's representatives issued a statement reading, "We can confirm that ARTIE is in the hospital. ARTIE has chosen to keep all information on this matter between him and his doctor. There will be no further comment."
LANGE's history of substance abuse has been well documented on the air and in his best-selling book "Too Fat to Fish." He has been off the air since early DECEMBER and has cancelled several scheduled standup appearances.
On his show TODAY (1/4), STERN denied rumors that LANGE has quit the show and called LANGE "a tremendous contributor. He is a good man. Don't forget how great he is."