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Artie Lange:

Howard Called Me at the Psych Ward

7/15/2011 10:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Howard Stern didn't turn his back on Artie Lange when the comic entered treatment last year -- in fact, Lange claims, Howard even called him ... while Lange was in a psych ward.

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Lange dropped the Dan Patrick Show a line this morning, claiming, "Howard called me a bunch of times when i was going through the hardest parts of my ordeal ... he called me when I was in the psych ward once."

As we previously reported, Lange disappeared from the Stern show in January 2010 to deal with a private medical condition.

Lange claims he'd do anything to get back on the Stern show -- telling DP, "I would vacuum the studio. I would do anything they wanted ... I would do it in a heartbeat."

We broke the story ... Artie's plotting his own return to radio -- a sports show unaffiliated with Stern -- but so far, no deal's in place.

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1.

Delaware D    

Howard Stern is sooo 1995.

1162 days ago
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Travis    

The Stern family misses you Artie! Come back to the show buddy we need you!

1162 days ago
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dawnmarie    

TMZ I love you guys...but come on his 'private medical condition'?
I am so happy he is getting better, I love him too. But why is Artie so protected from what happened?
He tried to commit suicide...it's ok to say that.

1162 days ago
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jeff    

Was the psych ward next to a McDonalds? Looks like he's been working on his new book, Too Fat To Walk.

1162 days ago
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Katie Bon    

"private medical condition"??? Since when is TMZ so interested in preserving the privacy of others? Artie tried to off himself, simple like that.

1162 days ago
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TJ    

Why do you always call it a "private medical condition"? Everyone knows this nutcase tried to stab himself to death. You're not as sensitive to other celebrities, why only Artie?

1162 days ago
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static    

I'm sure he wishes you well just like he did Jackie and Stuttering John.

1162 days ago
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cindy    

That was nice of Howard. See, Howard is nice and caring. I've always liked Howard,even though he can, at times be a little out- of -hand.

1162 days ago
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Nostradamus    

Time to bust out the Dyson.

1162 days ago
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MayTrix    

@static - Although I do believe Howard cared for Artie, I think you hit the nail on the head.

1162 days ago
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TMZgossip    

why would Howard want to jump back on that crazy train?

it's good that Artie is taking a STAB at a new show!!

1162 days ago
12.

stu    

howard needs to be in a psych ward.

1162 days ago
13.

Regulator    

Maybe Artie was just hallucinating that call. He was in a straight-jacket after all... an XXXXL one at that.

1162 days ago
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cabbie    

Artie needs to Go Away... Stop hanging on Howards coattails. What would he talk about on his 'new' radio show? Being on the Stern show, like he did for the 7 years he was on it. BORING? That ship has done been sailed. TMZ; he tried to stab himself to death. 'Private Medical Condition'? Really??? Come On. Have some Integrity. Keep It real.

Hey Artie next time put a gun in your mouth and do us all a favor.

1162 days ago
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TheHOLETruth    

... he called me when I was in the psych ward ONCE."

1162 days ago
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