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Artie Lange Hospitalized

No word on what ails the Howard Stern sidekick, who’s missed the show since December

Artie Lange, the oversized sidekick of Howard Stern, has been hospitalized in New Jersey for an undisclosed ailment.

"We can confirm that Artie is in the hospital," Lange’s camp said in a statement. "Artie has chosen to keep all information on this matter between him and his doctor. There will be no further comment."

Lange, who has a history of substance abuse struggles, has been missing from Stern’s satellite radio show since early December and canceled several stand-up gigs in recent weeks, including a New Year’s Eve engagement. 

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