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Report: Artie Lange attempted suicide by stabbing himself

January 7, 2010 |  8:37 am

Artie2 A violent suicide attempt is what landed Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lange in the hospital over the weekend, the New York Post reports.

His mother, Judy Lange, who was dropping off food, found him bloody in his Hoboken, N.J., apartment Saturday morning and called 911, sources told the Post's Page 6. Despite Lange's heavy bleeding from nine self-inflicted wounds -- six "hesitation" cuts and three deep -- surgeons were able to save him.

On Monday, Stern did not discuss details of Lange's hospitalization -- respecting the family's wishes -- reminding listeners of his contributions and setting listeners straight on an Internet rumor that the 42-year-old was off the show.

Sad situation; we wish Artie and his family the best.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Artie Lange on June 16, 2006, in Las Vegas. Credit: Ethan Miller / Getty Images.

Related dispatch from the Ministry of Gossip:

Artie Lange hospitalized; Howard Stern addresses the 'Artie quit the show' rumor

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