Crash and Burn by Artie LangeVeteran comedian and radio personality Artie Lange turns an unflinching eye and his signature wit on his perilous descent through drugs and depression and ultimately, his recovery, in the follow-up to his hilarious debut memoir, #1 New York Times bestseller Too Fat to Fish.At a high point in his career, Artie Lange performed a sold-out show in Carnegie Hall—and he did it with a pocketful of heroin. In the midst of a deep, self-destructive depression, addicted to heroin, cocaine, and prescription drugs, he lashed out at everyone around him—from his cohosts on The Howard Stern Show to celebrity guests and even his longtime friends. Then came his legendary meltdown on-air, with 6 million people listening, after which Lange pulled himself together enough to go to a buddy’s bachelor party in Amsterdam. He never made the party, but instead used the trip as an opportunity to hole up in his hotel room with a prostitute and do drugs.
By turns dark and harrowing, hilarious and poignant, and always drop-dead honest, Crash and Burn is a blow-by-blow account of Lange’s years of addiction, a suicide attempt (which he relates in terrifying detail), hitting rock bottom, stints in rehab, and painful relapses. With the help and support of friends and family, Lange manages to recover and get his life and career back on track. And despite his slip-ups, backslides, and permanent losses, Artie Lange forges on.
From drugs to sports to falling in love, Lange tells all in Crash and Burn, the story of his life that is as shocking as it is funny, ever tempered by his characteristic humor, self-awareness, and inimitable way with words.
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I love you. Give it up and live. Come ON, Artie. What Richard said. Seriously artiequitter , please, please listen to Richard. We all love you alive, man.
Artie Lange, the troubled New Jersey comedian and former co-host of Howard Stern's radio show who has had a history of heroin troubles, was arrested in New Jersey on Tuesday. The sheriff's office picked up Lange at a. He was lodged in the Essex County jail.
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Lange was scheduled to be sentenced on drug charges on Friday, Feb. But Lange's lawyer now says that sentencing will be rescheduled. He says Lange has been in the hospital again in recent days for issues related to diabetes. In October, the comedian had to miss a show in Ohio when he was hospitalized for blood sugar spikes. So don't worry.
The 51 year old comedian was taken into custody on Wednesday at the Essex County Jail after testing positive for cocaine for the second time in less than two months. Lange reported to court at the state Superior Court in Newark where the test was given, upon its failure the court had the authority to remand Lange to rehab. He knew what was going to happen. This is clearly bad news for Artie, a talented comedian who seems to have had hundreds of chances over the years, but this time he seems to not be able to avoid jail. This past December, he tested positive for cocaine while on a 4 year parole sentence he received in June.
May 21, pm Updated May 26, pm. Very routine. He looks a hell of a lot better than he did three months ago. Lange, 51, was being held at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark and is expected to be charged with violation of probation, the spokeswoman said. A court date has yet to be set. The star seemed to be making strides as just last month Lange was filmed happily completing his community service as a trash collector while seeking treatment for addiction.