Comedians close to Artie Lange, “MADtv” star and former sidekick on “The Howard Stern Show,” have taken to Twitter to urge the struggling comedian to seek treatment for severe drug addiction.
Artie, this is my 1000th request over decades to beg you to surrender to your addictions. When you had time clean we had the most laughs sober. I love you. You’re beloved and a magnificent comedian cursed with self-loathing and fear. Give it up and live.???? pic.twitter.com/KzOyvSLaW3
— Richard Lewis (@TheRichardLewis) January 7, 2019
What Richard said. Come ON, Artie. https://t.co/YcKpn6NC7G
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) January 10, 2019
Seriously @artiequitter, please, please listen to Richard. As a fellow comic, I really don’t want to have to tweet about how fucking funny you were and how sad it is you’re gone any time super soon. We all love you alive, man. https://t.co/NFhAD8uWBE
— Brian Posehn (@thebrianposehn) January 7, 2019