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Artie Lange

Suspended by DirecTV

for Pissing Incident

7/30/2012 4:10 PM PDT UPDATED: 7/31/2012 8:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0730_artie_lange_tmzMt. Artie Lange finally erupted -- the former "Howard Stern Show" comedian has been suspended from his new radio gig for pissing on the studio floor ... and demanding 2 PAs clean it up.

Artie just tweeted "Direct Tv has suspended me from the N&A show for the next 2 nights. They won't tell me fully why. Can't continue w them. Sorry guys. Luv u."

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Odd that Artie claims to not know why he was benched. Sources connected to the "Nick and Artie Show" tell TMZ the suspension came down because Artie urinated on the studio floor -- while on the air Friday.

As if that wasn't enough, he asked "Twinsanity" ... the show's 2 female PAs to clean it up. When they refused, some other poor schmuck got stuck with cleanup duty (below).

0730_artie_pissWe're told when Artie was informed of the 2 day suspension -- he threatened to leave the show for good.

Artie also tweeted ... "Direct Tv are good ppl. I apologize to them for doing an offensive show."

Our sources made it clear ... Artie has NOT been fired -- and honchos at DirecTV think he just needs a couple of days to reevaluate.

Artie's agent tells TMZ, "As Artie stated, he is sorry for the events that transpired on the show last Friday.  He is fully committed to working with DirecTV and looking forward to his return."

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4:25PM PT  Artie has deleted his 2 tweets about DirecTV and his suspension. As for why? Still waiting to hear from his reps.

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IceGypsy    

What a pig!! God I would hate to see this man's house.

625 days ago
17.

priceless    

PA's don't get paid enough to clean up bio-hazards. C'mon! But why quit because they expect you to not be a dick?

625 days ago
18.

Kris    

he got the twins the job!!! IT WAS A JOKE!!

625 days ago
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IKnowthismuch    

Gee, it's quite obvious. Also TMZ, it's DirecTV, not Direct TV!

625 days ago
20.

jaski    

This low-life is a disgusting pig!!! You wonder why young people these days think it's ok to act out like they do, well why not, when some big name company like DirecTV will just go on and give you your own radio show. This "man" should be taken OFF THE AIR!!!

625 days ago
21.

LDB    

I have no idea who this guy but he sounds like an a**hole

625 days ago
22.

Shawn's Great Great Grandmother.    

Who leaked the story?

625 days ago
23.

Calinative    

He should be fired for this. It's disgusting and an insult to order someone to clean it up.

625 days ago
24.

Kiko    

Never thought Artie was funny

625 days ago
25.

get a life ho    

I love that train wreck named Artie Lange .,.,,,

625 days ago
26.

Jen    

If Artie can't do an offensive show, he should not be doing that show. He is the best when he is doing his own material that is not hindered by limitations. **** censorship. Go baby Gorilla, GO!

625 days ago
27.

buzz kill    

This guy is total pig with serious issues that needs a pychological evaluation. What will he do next? Will he hurt someone? Who knows but, does anyone seriously want to wait to find out?

625 days ago
28.

WestCoast    

sounds like he's back on the smack with this type of behavior and is anybody surprised??! This guy tried to off himself by stabbing himself. You have to be way off your rocker to do something that crazy.

625 days ago
29.

LDB    

Why is Artie thumbing down every comment?

625 days ago
30.

LDB    

The fame has went to his fat head

625 days ago
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