Comedian Artie Lange Arrested for Drug Possession, Judd Apatow Comes to Defense

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Comedian and actor Artie Lange was arrested last Sunday in the parking garage of his Hoboken, N.J., condo complex for alleged possession of cocaine, heroin, and drug paraphernalia, according to the Hudson Reporter.

Lange was reportedly in possession of several bags of drugs. He was released after being booked on three charges.

Lange took to Twitter on Friday to acknowledge the arrest, and to let his supporters know that he was “doing great” and would be back on stage this weekend.

“Hey guys. I was arrested. I’m doing great. Physically too,” he wrote. “I’m in St. Louis & will be on stage this weekend at The Funnybone! Love u all!”


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Howard Stern’s former sidekick went on to thank the Hoboken Police Department for treating him fairly, tweeting “FYI The Hoboken Cops treated me so great. Great people. Professional. I thank them for that Now a lawyer tells me what to do!”

Lange, who currently stars in the HBO comedy series “Crashing,” took accountability for his actions, tellings fans that he would be understanding if HBO let him go.

“To worried fans pls know I love u,” Lange tweeted. “Also know I’ve never wanted to live more! If HBO has to let me go its my bad! Judd, Pete & u. Thx!”

After a fan on Twitter pleaded executive producers Judd Apatow and Pete Holmes not to fire Lange, Apatow responded that they fully support anyone “struggling with addiction.”

“We would never give up on Artie or anyone struggling with addiction,” Apatow wrote.

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  1. I’m glad he’s doing ok but I hope he can stay out of trouble with the police in the future. Love Artie.

  2. Joe says:

    Artie artie artie,i hope he doesn’t have to do any time over this.he is no NYC.he would probably get an acod.for that small amount.however,it probably would have been a bigger court nyc.

  3. Paul says:

    Apatow will keep a f*cking degenerate junkie on the payroll no matter what, but he’d be the first guy to fire someone if they were a law-abiding solid citizen conservative who voted for Trump.

    And Hollywood perverts can’t figure out why Middle America has abandoned them. Boycott Hollywood!

  4. Mr Mackey says:

    Drugs are bad mmmmkay

  5. Cole says:

    Junkie’s are always junkies. Hit the rehab or you will either end up dead or in jail.

  6. Quote Me Not says:

    Artie and Apatow = 2 tools that deserve each other.

  7. Scott says:

    Hopefully he’ll OD and we can get news about people who matter, not those who use fame ( this guys a piece of crap, why is he famous?) to fuel their addiction and get away with it.

    • El Beau says:

      He’s famous because he brings joy and laughter to millions of people.

      You should try that joy and laughter thing, because you sound like a miserable person.

  8. Alex says:

    I love you Artie, GET HELP!

  9. Marc says:

    Artie–We love you. You’re really funny–especially without drugs. Thanks for all the laughs–but take care of yourself.

  10. Ahsoka says:

    Ah publicity stunt?

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