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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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31.

parlayer    

tell his mom, michael obama, she will be proud of liberal behavior.

814 days ago
32.

parlayer    

never heard of him, probably a democrat. anything goes as we have no values!!

814 days ago
33.

abigailvonbeaverhausen    

You know you make TOO MUCH MONEY when you think you can PURPOSELY piss on the floor and expect someone else to clean up after you. Maybe your MOM likes to MOP UP YOUR PISS - but not the hardworking folks at your studio. Everyone should have refused! WHY JUST SUSPEND HIM? HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IF YOUR FAMILY MEMBER WAS TREATED THIS WAY AT WORK? DISGUSTING PIG!

814 days ago
34.

LOOLOOBELL@YAHOO.COM    

One word... PIG....

814 days ago
35.

TheVolleyballGod    

Artie its time to kill yourself, you hateful fat loser.. only way Artie can turn things around is if he comes clean and tells the world what a fraud Howard Stern is, then Artie will feel clean and whole again

814 days ago
36.

Mark    

If pissing on the studio floor and trying to have someone else clean it up is suppose to be funny, Artie needs to hire better writers. I'm actually surprised he was able to piss directions. Three words for Artie Untalented n Washed Up.

814 days ago
37.

Vince    

This pig isn't dead yet? And how is he still working? People actually find this trash funny?

814 days ago
38.

Sara Sells Sea Shells    

I love Artie. I really, really, really, really, really do, but he shouldn't be in radio. In fact, if his finances are intact, he shouldn't be working period. He has so many emotional problems and this story doesn't surprise me in the slightest. He "quit" the Stern show dozens of times (due to huge heroin binges) only to ultimately, seriously quit by attempting suicide (and in a super brutal way)

All the best to Artie Lange. The guy needs help.

814 days ago
39.

StevenB    

Only a two day suspension? If I were his boss he'd have been fired during the next commercial break, even if that mean taking the break several minutes early. You can't whip it out and let loose on live TV.

814 days ago
40.

TrixLaRue    

What a pig....probably drunk. Another lucky SOB who wastes everything he gets in life. He should spend some time working with homeless children or terminally ill patients who would give the world to have the chances he has had in his life....hell...or me. What a waste

814 days ago
41.

Dorothy Mantooth    

Why are people surprised by this? It's Artie Lange. He made a living telling stories about being a disgusting slob, who made quite a few worse messes than this. He once woke up hungover in bed with a White Castle pickle stuck to his bare ass, so it really does not phase me he decided not to piss in the toilet in an attempt at humor.

814 days ago
42.

roll3567    

He used to be such an angry guy...It is so wonderful to see he as learned from his mistakes and is finally getting his life back on track.


People who squander talent make me sick.

814 days ago
43.

DrTyrell    

I'm so tired of Artie's bull****. He's not funnier than his fat is gross. Stop employing this guy until he cleans up his act. If Jonah Hill can lose weight so can he. Artie still thinks the grunge era is going. Someone send him a postcard that reads "Bart Simpson is no longer popular friend."

814 days ago
44.

Fat Mike    

Is that Joe Buck cleaning up the p*ss?

814 days ago
45.

Vinsetta    

F Jackie. Replacing Jackie with this pig, oy vey!

814 days ago
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