Artie Lange on Howard Stern: “I Was Never Fired”

Artie Lange infuriates me. In his many years on the Howard Stern show, he was never honest, and despite his excessive personal turmoil, he’s still not honest. According to the Examiner, when asked about his attempted suicide, Lange said he was not actually attempting suicide, but rather, he thought that stabbing himself nine times with a 13-inch kitchen knife would result in him feeling “floaty.” He also admitted that he never actually finished his time in rehab or the psych ward, which isn’t surprising. And since there’s no mention of his sobriety or any proclamation of being an “addict,” I have serious doubts about whether he’s clean. I hope Howard Stern sticks to his guns and continues to exclude Artie from any follow-up guest appearances.

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