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Comedian Artie Lange sits down with the, Tom Shillue Show and opens up about his lifelong struggle with addiction. Long tries to explain why so many people still care about him, in spite of the numerous setbacks in his recovery.
Comedian Artie Lange is not at all certain as to how he survived his 30-year battle with drug addiction,but he says he carries his deformed nose as a badge of honor for making it this far.
“Of course, my desk is still a mess, but you know it’s funny — I think that’s like a memory, Long, 51, told TMZ. “Every time I look in the mirror, it reminds me of the crazy life I was leading. A lot of the bad decisions I’ve made — I mean, in 30 years of drug abuse, snorting heroin and cocaine, and I accidentally sniffed the glass for a time, and that’s kind of a long story.”
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(A shorter version of the Long ” s “story” about the smell of a glass of An old love affair of Long s used a glass salt-cellar, in a room to crush the OxyContin for him to sniff, inadvertently to break the glass of the shaker. Pieces of glass mixed in with the crushed OxyContin, which is Long and didn’t notice until after he’d inhaled the particularly dangerous mix, so he is the weeks of a chronic nosebleed after that.)
“I got hit in the face by a man collecting money for a bookie. The nose should be a reminder to the young people, and I hope it is this: If you can make money with it, have some success, you will be able to live as a straight-up scumbag.”
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Artie Lange has announced the beginning of September, 2019 and that he will be sober for 7 months now. The comedian has openly struggled with drug addiction for about 30 years.
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Long, who revealed last week that he’s seven months sober, be admitted that, at the very lowest point of his addiction, he was remembered by friends, Mitch Hedberg and Greg Giraldo, who have suffered untimely deaths due to their own struggles with substance abuse.
“I said to myself,” I’m just going to has been found dead in a hotel room. I’m not going to make it,'” he recalled. “God made me to be saved. For one reason or another, I’m still here.”
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He was quick to explain, however, is that his character will continue to remain relatively unscathed in spite of his “shit” to the contrary.
“I’m not a bad person, but I’ve done a lot of bad things because I was addicted to drugs, and still am,” he said. “You know, I’m in recovery right now, so I’m glad to see that people are responding well to me it is looking better.”
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“I’m going to get it fixed in the end,” he said, pointing out that he is interested in speaking with a “Reconstruction” in plastic surgery. “It looks a little bit better, but I don’t think it could look a lot worse than that.”