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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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106.

Regina    

TMZ has mentioned this guy in 2 other different articles, and I STILL don't know who this guy is other than a big ole sow.
That is so totally disgusting and nasty it's beyond description. You mean he couldn't waddle over to the bathroom and pee in the toilet like a normal human??? He's that fat and lazy???
And worse yet, he had to get someone ELSE to clean up his own piss?? And then you had to go and photograph the poor slob who finally did go and clean it up. Probably the poor custodian. Some people are no better than animals, and I guess this sow is one of those people. UNBELIEVABLE.

729 days ago
107.

jrd4208    

Artie Lange can be very accurately described in 4 words......total waste of oxygen. Oh....4 more......not even remotely funny.

729 days ago
108.

jrd4208    

Artie Lange can be very accurately described in 4 words.......total waste of oxygen. Oh....4 more......not even remotely funny.

729 days ago
109.

Rick    

LMAO I Thought This Guy Was Dead...

729 days ago
110.

gorky1492    

Audio of the incident: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GhD8rz_uHMo

729 days ago
111.

Sammy    

This guy blew a gravey train on the Howard Stern show. Howard put up with him not showing up for days at a time and finally canned him when he physically attacked an assistant.

Artie is funny but he's a mess who will end up dead soon if he does not get some help.

729 days ago
112.

ProudCanuck    

Never heard of him but hey, obviously acting like an untrained animal doesn't overshadow ratings. At least I'm assuming he has good ratings or he would have been fired! Like I said, never heard of him! And the way these places usually work, the assistants who refused to clean it up were probably we're fired! Just love the US media logic to reward bad behavior and ignore correct response to it in favor of the almighty $$$!!!

729 days ago
113.

luvmetender    

Artie, I used to like you but now I just think you're pathetic.

729 days ago
114.

Steve Sheets    

"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son."

728 days ago
115.

Ken    

They should have made him clean his mess up. He is a no talent addict that doesn't deserve to have a job! If he refused to clean it, then fire him!!! He really lives up to his fat slob pig reputation.

728 days ago
116.

OooooNooo!    

He is still alive? HOW?

728 days ago
117.

Horse Tooth Jackass    

Baba Booey Baba Booey Howard Stern's Penis!!!!

728 days ago
118.

Ken    

They should have made him clean his mess up. He is a no talent addict that doesn't deserve to have a job! If he refused to clean it, then fire him!!!

728 days ago
119.

Moe    

Seems mr junkey hasn't changed, Hey Nick you blamed Howard, now what?? Artie great talent who will kill himself blaming others. Nick your the blame now.

725 days ago
120.

Coozdddy    

Artie, I loved you on the .stern show....when you were sober. But wtf, you are such a self loathing, self destructive person. I read 'Too Fat to fish' and absolutely loved it. But you seem he'll bent on destroying any success your talent gives you. Please get some help. The world is much better with you making people laugh.

720 days ago
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