Comedian Artie Lange was hospitalized over the weekend after reportedly stabbing himself nine times in an apparent suicide attempt, the New York Post reports. He was found by his mother Saturday morning, who called 911 after she entered his Hoboken apartment and found him bleeding heavily.
Lange's hospitalization was reported earlier in the week by various news outlets, but it was unknown why he was admitted at the time. Details only began to emerge on Thursday as sources came forward and spoke to the media.
One law enforcement source told reporters that Lange has sustained six "hesitation wounds" and three deep plunges. And according to a source close to Lange's management team, the wounds were self-inflicted. Surgeons did manage to save his life despite heavy bleeding.
A successful stand-up comic, Lange is perhaps best known as a current sidekick to radio talk show host Howard Stern. Previously, he starred on the hit FOX show Mad TV and authored a bestselling book about his life and struggles with addiction and substance abuse.
"We all have our demons," Stern said on-air earlier this week. "Artie has given this show tremendous moments of great comedy. He's a tremendous contributor. He is a good man. Don't forget how great he is."