Comedian Artie Lange is back in the hospital for an infection and has canceled a comedy show planned for Saturday.
Lange has long struggled with diabetes, having previously been hospitalized for unstable blood sugar and related infections. He has also fought drug addiction for decades, causing his fans to fear for his life as he has moved in and out of rehab.
The Jersey comedian, who is set to appear in the upcoming third season of the HBO series "Crashing," was on the bill for a show on Saturday night with comedian "The Reverend" Bob Levy. They were supposed to perform at Laugh it Up , a comedy club at the Ramada in Fishkill, New York.
"They just decided to cancel the whole show," Mark McRitchie, a Laugh it Up staffer, told NJ Advance Media, saying Levy told him on Thursday that Lange was sent to the hospital because of an infection. "Anybody who purchased a ticket already got a refund," he said.
On Twitter, Lange made reference to being in the hospital next to a 96-year-old man "who thinks I'm his son."
"I'm gonna pretend I'm his kid awhile," he tweeted late Saturday night.
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