Artie Lange's recent suicide attempt has not been the first for the Howard Stern Show sidekick as he has been dealing with depression, weight issues as well as drug and alcohol abuse for years.
He outlined his thought process after a previous suicide attempt back in 1995, by the use of sleeping aids and whiskey, in his book Too Fat To Fish:
"It’s hard to admit any of this, even all these years later, because when I think about it there is one thing that scares me most of all: I was 100 percent serious about dying… When I started to feel the effects of the drugs two minutes later, my will to die did not change, but I had the weirdest emotional reaction:
"I was morbidly curious about what was going to happen and obsessively began going over the possibilities… I was actually excited and looking forward to whatever lay in store for me."
Those are the words of a very sick individual and we really do hope that Artie is finally able to get the help he so desperately needs.
We're rooting for him.
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