Comedian Artie Lange to undergo ‘long term treatment’ for addiction

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New Jersey-based comedian Artie Lange will be undergoing a “long term treatment program” for addiction after he tested positive for cocaine for the second time in less than two months.

Lange tested positive for the drug while making a drug court appearance in Newark this week.

The comedian, who lives in Hoboken, was booked at the Essex County Jail.

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A post on his Twitter account says that he was not arrested, but will be held for a few days to “sober up” before he is transferred to the long term treatment facility.

“[Artie] loves and respects his fans…and it’s time,” a Twitter post read.

Lange previously tested positive for cocaine in December while on probation for heroin possession.

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