Artie Lange: Finally Out of Jail, Headed Straight to Rehab
The sad saga of Artie Lange finally saw some good news today.
After spending the past two weeks in jail, the troubled comic was released today.
Unfortunately, Lange still has a great number of legal hurdles ahead of him.
Worse, he continues to grapple with a number of substance abuse issues that loved ones fear may claim his life.
Lange was arrested last month after failing a court-ordered drug test.
He had been released from a mandatory treatment program just weeks earlier.
Lange had previously been sentenced to rehab following an arrest for cocaine and heroin possession in 2017.
Following rehab, fans were encouraged by Lange’s abrupt return to comedy, as well as by a series of tweets in which the 51-year-old spoke with optimism about his sobriety and his future.
“Guys I will tweet about this once. Today in court they drug tested me,” a hopeful Lange wrote on December 14.
“For the last decade or more they’d have found both Heroin and Cocaine. With the help of in my eyes a miracle legal medication called Suboxen I tested negative for Heroin. I haven’t used Heroin in 41 days…”
Shortly thereafter, however, an anonymous friend of the comedian’s revealed to Radar Online that Lange had fallen off the wagon and feared it was only a matter of time before he was found out.
“He knows he won’t survive drug court, so he’s going to party as much as much as he can until he gets thrown in jail or a year-long rehab,” said the insider.
“Even his sponsors from The Retreat [Lange’s most recent rehab center] know that he’s partying even though he’s denying it.”
Lange denied those claims but seemed to contradict his own statement by stating that he knew where “the leak” was coming from and revealing that he felt his confidence had been betrayed.
Immediately after his release from jail today, Lange was sent to an undisclosed rehab center for treatment.
He still faces jail time for violating his probation, but his next court date has yet to be determined.
“A hearing will not be set until Mr. Lange is close to completing the drug treatment program,” a court official told Radar Thursday afternoon.
We wish Artie all the best in his continued recovery.