A bit of an Artie Lange updated for all who have been following the Artie Lange drug saga. Artie will be allowed to continue his drug court probation despite having been arrested for violating its terms.
According to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office, Lange has been held at the Superior Court in Newark, New Jersey and will be held there for a couple weeks before being transferred to another facility. Where to, exactly, is not clear.
Lange was arrested on May 21, 2019, at Freedom House, the halfway house where he was staying. The Essex County Sheriff’s Office said that Lange was sober and “coherent” at the time of his arrest. The manner in which Lange violated his probation terms is not clear. Some reports stated that Lange was caught with heroin, but the sheriff’s office denied this.
Recently Lange was filmed by a fan (video above) while pumping gas. The video of Lange began circulating online last week, showing his now-flattened nose, which is common among people who have abused drugs. Lange has admitted to a history of snorting cocaine and heroin.
Plastic surgeon Paul Nassif, from the reality TV show “Botched,” said this week that he could fix comedian Artie Lange’s flattened nose.
Nassif told TMZ that Lange’s condition, called a “saddle nose deformity” is a result of a collapsed septum. If Lange can get permanently clean, Nassif said, he would be willing to fix it.