After seven months and two weeks working on his sobriety, Artie Lange is back home from rehab and he’s looking incredible.
Lange was last arrested in May for violating terms of his probation. It was never revealed what term he violated, but presumably, drug use was not part of that arrest. As part of his recovery Artie has basically stayed off social media but there were a few glimpses including a tweet that showed pride for a six months sober token in July, and a photo supporting his former colleague Howard Stern’s book release in July. At the time, Artie was working at a gas station, as part of his recovery.
— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) July 24, 2019
— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) May 15, 2019
Back in April Artie was spotted by a fan working on a garbage truck. Artie had commented on the video on his Twitter page through a friend: “It’s true i’m working to satisfy my drug court program. I work with great people. Nothing wrong with a little hard work. Love you all and can’t wait to be back on stage.”
We heard from Artie this morning, HA! -> “It’s true i’m working to satisfy my drug court program. I work with great people. Nothing wrong with a little hard work. Love you all and can’t wait to be back on stage." pic.twitter.com/ZfwokhHBaD
— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) April 12, 2019
And now he’s back and Artie says he has a lot of new stories to tell and plans to hit the stages right away, with a new set of tour dates to announce on Friday. Artie’s comedy friends are all thrilled to see him looking so great, and the comments on the post included congratulations and well wishes from Joe Rogan, Michael Rapaport, Amy Schumer, Jim Gaffigan, Michele Wolf, Chris Distefano, Brian Regan, Nate Bargatze, Sal Vulcano, Krystyna Hutchinson, Sherrod Small, Rosebud Baker, Mike Cannon, Ricky Velez, Mike Bochetti, DC Benny, Jimmy Shubert, Amy Hawthorne, Jessica Pilot, Judy Gold, Leonard Ouzts, Lauren Lapkus, Morgan Murphy, Matt Braunger, Paul Virzi, Steven Byrne, Ted Alexandro, Tom Segura, Stacy Prussman, Joey CoCo Diaz, Sam Morril, Irene Bremis, Pete Dominick, Joe Matarese, Bert Kreischer, Moshe Kasher and more.
Take your time Artie! We’ll all wait. Lots of love and best wishes for you.
Great to be home! 7 months 14 days sober but one day at a time. Lots of new stories to tell. Will announce some new tour dates on Friday. Thanks for the support. Love you all. pic.twitter.com/vkdN7gMCSI
— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) September 10, 2019