Artie Lange Reportedly Arrested For Drug Possession, Immediately Enters Long-Term Rehab

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - NOVEMBER 21: Artie Lange performs at The Stress Factory Comedy Club on November 21, 2018 in New Brunswick, New Jersey. (Photo by Bobby Bank/Getty Images)

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The road to sobriety has been long, arduous and marred with detours for comedian Artie Lange.

The 51-year-old can simply never get out of his own way. Lange, who has struggled with addiction for decades, tested positive for cocaine at a court appearance in December after a short stint in rehab that was intended to “save his life,” in his own words.

Artie, who is one of the only celebrities I feel an odd sense of personal connection to, lifted my spirits just before Thanksgiving with a tweet announcing his progress toward sobriety.

The former Howard Stern Show legend evidently relapsed and is now entering a long-term drug treatment program, according to a tweet sent from his account that was signed by “TeamLange.”

According to Page Six, the tweet failed to mention that the comedian was arrested and booked in Essex County, N.J., on Wednesday night for possession of a controlled substance.

In June, Lange was spared prison time and sentenced to four years probation after State Police found the comedian with 81 decks of heroin on the Garden State Parkway in May 2017.

Hopefully Artie will heed the advice of his comedy peers and find something to live for that isn’t snorting shit up his nose.

Until then, please enjoy this vintage clip of Artie coming out of the closet to George Takei.

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