Comic Artie Lange has gone to hell and back with addiction and drinking issues.
But during an interview on KTLA this morning, he tells host journalist Steve Edwards it was an act of kindness from Bruce Springsteen who also helped him recover."It was once of the nicest things anyone has ever done for me," said Lange, who walks the straight path now. "I'm in great shape except that I could lose a few pounds." Lange recounted how Springsten called his mother to arrange a meeting with Lange, who was home trying to remain sober.
Fans of the frequent guest on Howard Stern's radio show who wound up having his own series can visit with him tonight, Monday, November 4, 2013; 7:00 PM at the Barnes & Noble in The Grove (189 Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90036)
Lange will be signing his book "Crash and Burn," an unflinching look at the excesses of Lange's past and how he survived it all.
Lange is also a #1 New York Times bestselling author of Too Fat to Fish, and this book, written by Artie Lange with Anthony Bozza (Touchstone Hardcover / Simon & Schuster; October 29, 2013; $25.99; ISBN: 978-1476-7651-12) with a foreword by Joe Buck, promises to be a huge seller too.
Crash and Burn picks up where Too Fat to Fish left off, as Lange pulls back the curtain using his signature wit to illuminate behind-the-scenes of his life with drugs and alcohol addiction, and his journey to recovery.