Artie Lange in drugs bust
Police are said to have found cocaine and heroin on him and in his car, according to gossip website TMZ.
Lange admitted his run-in with the law on Twitter, posting: 'Hey guys. I was arrested. I'm doing great. Physically too!' – before plugging some forthcoming gigs.
He added that the arresting officers in Hoboken, New Jersey, 'treated me so great,' adding: 'Great people. Professional. I thank them for that. Now a lawyer tells me what to do!'
Lange rose to fame as Howard Stern's sidekick, but has a long history of substance abuse.
He currently appears on HBO's Crashing, about comedian Pete Holmes sofa-surfing in New York as he struggles to make it as a stand-up. The show is executive produced by Judd Apatow and airs on Sky Atlantic in the UK.
Lange was hospitalised in 2010 after an apparent suicide attempt, buy posted yesterday: 'To u worried fans pls know I love u. Also know I've never wanted to live more!'
But he acknowledged his arrest may land him in hot water with his TV bosses, saying: 'If HBO has to let me go Its my bad! Judd, Pete & u. Thx!'
Apatow stood by him, responding 'We would never give up on Artie or anyone struggling with addiction.'
Published: 18 Mar 2017