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Howard Sterns sidekick, Artie Lange stabs himself 9 times in suicide attempt


Howard Stern's sharp-tongued sidekick Artie Lange stabbed himself nine times in the gut with a 13-inch Wolfgang Puck kitchen knife in a violent attempt to take his own life, police said.

Hoboken Police Detective Mark Competello said Lange's mother found him on the floor of his waterfront home on Saturday.

Competello said the 42-year-old comedian was unconscious but breathing after plunging the knife repeatedly into his abdominal area, the Associated Press reported. Lange was taken to Jersey City Medical Center.

Competello said doctors cleaned the stab wounds and operated, and that Lange has been released.

Earlier in the week, Stern spoke out about his troubled friend on his Sirius XM radio program, but didn't reveal the reason for Lange's emergency hospital visit.

"We all have our demons," Stern said, referring to Lange's past battles with a

Added: Jan-19-2010 Occurred On: Jan-8-2010
By: Jukamatuka
Arts and Entertainment
Tags: suicide, artie lange, howard stern
Location: Hoboken, New Jersey, United States (load item map)
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