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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.


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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The Stern show is still good but it was much better with Artie.

1195 days ago


artie was apparently entered to the ward because he
kept walking up to strangers telling them he was
an actual comedian. good stuff artie you really suck

1195 days ago


So Artie's playing attention ho again. Artie, you fail at life and you fail at death. Everybody that really tried to kill themselves is dead. Life is a lot more fragile than that, dummy.

1195 days ago

Jason Sanchez    

Die hard Stern fan...miss this guy dearly. He was hilarious and not only that, he is an amazing story teller. Get back on Stern Artie!

1195 days ago

Shawn's Great Great Grandmother.    

If you wanted to stay on Howard, all you had to do was not stab yourself six times with a steak knife.
F Artie.

1195 days ago

Pete Beau    

Put down the Big Mac......

1195 days ago


Whose dumb enough to give this lying, suicidal, heroin junkie a contract?

1194 days ago

Bob Frapples    

Dear Artie..used to like you but your Humor became Mean Spirited, Unfunny and even Violent towards the end. Your Leaving forced Lazy Howard to work hard again and the show has greatly improved with your absence.

You are a Lying Junkie Loooooser. A poozie who puts his "Story" above all else.

Get an funny take it on the Road but please stay off the show..I'm enjoying it much more now..

Good luck with your New Show Slobabooey...

Man up ..just stop with the Drugs and Drinking. It's easy.

1194 days ago


Saw Artie's stand-up about 5 years ago. By far the funniest comic out there. Stay well Artie-we all love you!!!

1194 days ago
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