March 17, 2017
Comedian Artie Lange took to Twitter on Friday to tell fans that he was "doing great" after it was reported that he was arrested in New Jersey on drug possession charges last week.
The 49-year-old comedian was arrested Sunday outside of his home in Hoboken after cocaine, heroin and drug paraphernalia were allegedly found on him and in his car.
Lange, the former Howard Stern Show sidekick, tweeted Wednesday that it was him "against the world again" but followed with back-to-back updates Friday afternoon after word spread of his arrest.
Lange has a history of drug addiction.
The comedian confirmed his arrest and called the Hoboken police "great people."
Hey guys. I was arrested. I'm doing great. Physically too! I'm in St. Louis & will be on stage this weekend at The Funnybone! Love u all!..— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) March 17, 2017
FYI The Hoboken Cops treated me so great. Great people. Professional. I thank them for that Now a lawyer tells me what to do!— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) March 17, 2017
I wish I could tell u how my story ends. I hope it's being old & smiling cuz of unique memories. But I'm such a flawed person guys. Tryin!— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) March 17, 2017
In one tweet, Lange said it would be his "bad" if HBO had to fire him. Lange appeared in the network's new series "Crashing," starring comedian Pete Holmes. The show is produced by Judd Apatow.
Hotel I been at 49yrs wants me out! I got a do not disturb sign up & it's loud! Is it time i put up the maid sign & let her clean? Peace?— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) March 17, 2017
See u at The Funnybone St. Louis. I swear this life is so crazy. I wish that scared me. Pls don't be me younger ppl. I care for u deeply!— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) March 17, 2017
To u worried fans pls know I love u. Also know I've never wanted to live more!If HBO has to let me go Its my bad! Judd, Pete & u. Thx!— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) March 17, 2017
If we have to we will move on together guys . PEACE BTW my father would've been 74 today Happy BDAY Pops . Sorry I'm tryin!— Artie Lange (@artiequitter) March 17, 2017
In a recent interview with PhillyVoice, Lange said that he lives to tell his self-deprecating jokes that touches on his drug use, but also often talks about his recovery.
“I’m very, very open about that. My fans are into that I think,” he said.
“They look at me as a guy who overcame and is doing well," he later added.
Lange will later appear in court, NJ.com reported Friday.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.