Artie Lange Suicide Attempt: Comedian Out of Hospital After Stabbing Self 9 Times

(AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)
NEW YORK (CBS/AP) Howard Stern sidekick Artie Lang been released from the New Jersey hospital where he was being treated after he was found in his Hoboken, N.J., apartment with nine stab wounds to his body, police say.

Photo: Artie Lange.

Hoboken Police Detective Mark Competello says doctors cleaned nine abdominal knife wounds and operated on Lange. He has since been released.

Lange's mother found him on the floor of his waterfront home on Saturday.

The 42-year-old comedian was unconscious, but breathing, after stabbing himself with a 13-inch Wolfgang Puck kitchen knife. He was then taken to Jersey City Medical Center.

Photo: Radio host Howard Stern.

Police say the stab wounds were self-inflicted.

Stern has spoken of the suicide attempt and said his thoughts are with Lange's mother and sister.

"I work with Artie, I love Artie. Everyone has their demons, including myself, but he's wrestling with some serious stuff. When I heard the news it was too much to bear," Stern said on his radio program Thursday.

On Monday's show, Stern said Lange isn't leaving the program and called him "a tremendous contributor."

Lange has fought a public battle with alcohol and drugs for some time.

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