Friends of Artie Lange take Twitter in a desperate plea for him to give up the drugs before killing him, after the troubled comedian has revealed his ravaged nose by cocaine
- Artie Lange, 51, shared a gruesome picture of his misshapen nose on Twitter
- The comedian Richard Lewis led the line of appeal for Lange to dump the drugs
- Lange has had severe addiction problems for almost 30 years, including heroin
- He tried to commit suicide after being fired from the Howard Stern Show
- Long avoided scary prison last month after testing positive for cocaine in court
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A number of celebrities have come to social media to argue with Artie Lange to finally kick his drug addiction, after the legendary comic had shared an alarming picture of his cocaine-ravaged nose last month.
The former Howard Stern show co-host showed his & # 39; terribly distorted & # 39; nose in a tweet at the end of December, which led to a protest by the comedian community.
Richard Lewis, Star of HBO & Curb Your Enthusiasm, was the first to urge the 51-year-old to seek help to finally end his 30-year struggle with substance abuse.
& # 39; This is my 1000th request over decades to beg you to surrender to your addictions, "he tweeted.
The comedian Artie Lange shared an alarming selfie last month with his nose destroyed by cocaine
Curb Richard Lewis of your Enthusiasm led last week to the intervention of celebrities in an emotional tween
& # 39; We laughed the most laughter. I love you. You are loved and a beautiful comedian who is cursed by self-hatred and fear. Give it up and live. & # 39;
The malformation of Lange's nose comes after he accidentally sniffed sniffing glass along with opioid oxycontin – in addition to nearly 30 years of excessive use of cocaine.
Actor Patton Oswalt agreed with Lewis's message and added: "What Rich said. Come on, Artie. & # 39;
An outpouring of similar feelings followed the repetition of Oswalt.
& # 39; Please, please listen to Richard, & # 39; said Brian Posehn of the Big Bang Theory. & # 39; I really do not want to tweet about how funny you were and how you said you're back soon. & # 39;
The Big Bang Theories & # 39; Brian Posehn echoed the feelings of Lewis in a slightly more blunt way (left). Fellow comedian Jackie Martling shared his own story of sobriety (right)
Brian Posehn is an actor of the Big Bang Theory and also a stand-up comic
Mo Collins, who played on MADtv next to Lange, sent her love and support to Lange.
The 70-year stand-up comic reminded Lange of his own fight with addiction to prove that there is more to life than drinking and drugs.
& # 39; Come to 18 years in May. at the beginning of 2001 I had laughed at the idea of not drinking 18 days. * & # 39; He answered.
Art, I know you know that laughter is just as warm on this side. I love you and of course I am 100% in your very busy corner. & # 39;
Richard Lewis (left) asked Lange for the & # 39; 1000th time & # 39; to finally kick his 30-year-old habit. Hoping to help the case, Patton Oswalt (right) told the 51-year-old he & # 39;
Former Co-star of MADtv, Mo Collins also joined the intervention to encourage the comedian to get clean
Long's public battle with addiction led to a canceled stand-up tour in 2010, followed by a horrific suicide attempt after he was fired from the Howard Stern Show.
In his book & # 39; Crash and Burn & # 39; the comedian honestly reminded himself how he struck a bottle of bleach, stuck nine times in the stomach and then cut his wrists.
Lange (pictured left in 2005 / pictured right in 2018) was a co-host at the Howard Stern Show before he was fired in 2010, after problems with drug abuse. The same year he tried to commit suicide by removing bleach and cutting his wrists
Last month, Lange hardly missed imprisonment last month after testing positive for cocaine during a conditional hearing for possession of heroin
He spent the next 18 months between psychiatric facilities and failed austerity efforts.
Last month, Lange avoided scary prison because he tested positive for cocaine on test examination for possession of heroin.