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'Last Comic Standing' judge Greg Giraldo hospitalized for overdose [updated]

September 28, 2010 | 11:05 am

Greg Giraldo hospitalized for overdose

Stand-up comic Greg Giraldo was hospitalized for an accidental overdose of prescription drugs Saturday night, the New York Post reports.

A Comedy Central regular and judge on "Last Comic Standing," Giraldo was found unresponsive during a party in his New Jersey hotel room after performing at the Stress Factory in New Brunswick, N.J.

The 44-year-old comic, initially in critical condition according to the Post's source, was breathing on his own by Sunday.

In addition to his four nights at the club, the recovering alcoholic had been booked to appear Saturday afternoon at the New York Recovery Rally, billed as an event to "celebrate recovery from addiction."

-- Christie D'Zurilla

[For the record, 6:25 p.m.: An earlier version of this post said the Stress Factory is in East Brunswick, N.J. It is located in New Brunswick.]

Photo: Greg Giraldo at the Comedy Central roast of David Hasselhoff held on Aug. 1, 2010 in Culver City. Credit: Kevin Winter / Getty Images

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