We're not sure that's how you're supposed to celebrate Bastille Day!
Artie Lange was arrested in France recently, according to a close personal source — Artie Lange.
The MadTV actor copped to the arrest on his own XM satellite radio show, The Nick And Artie Show, yesterday.
Apparently the actor had a screaming match with his girlfriend, which attracted the attention of the gendarmes. But their efforts to calm Lange down only enraged him more. Lange said:
"I took a swing at a French cop… I was in a whiteout."
In the course of the altercation, the police tore off Lange's shirt in the struggle to cuff him. Lange was then transported to jail in the Paris rain.
Fans who have followed the comedian's bumpy road on the sobriety wagon will be
surprised glad to hear that he stayed clean for the entire episode.
But sadly, the ordeal was the final straw for Lange's longtime girlfriend who, according to the story, ended their relationship.
We hope that now Lange is stateside again, he's finally through with all this Dirty Work. If not, who knows what the next slip could cost him?
[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]
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