Judd Apatow Not Giving Up on Artie Lange After Arrest

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The unabashed comic - who's detailed his odyssey through drug addiction and show business in his memoirs Too Fat To Fish and Crash and Burn - took to Twitter to address his fans on the latest events Friday, saying he was "doing great" and has 'never wanted to live more'.

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However, Apatow showed he had no intention of turning his back on his friend, Lange, with a tweet of his own on Friday, writing, "We would never give up on Artie or anyone struggling with addiction".

Lange has a long history of drug and alcohol abuse and was hospitalized in 2010 after an apparent suicide attempt.

Lange, who rose to fame as U.S. DJ Howard Stern's sidekick, then insisted he was doing his best to stay healthy: "I wish I could tell u how my story ends", he tweeted. The comedian-who's now appearing on HBO's Crashing, executive produced by Apatow-also added "If HBO has to let me go Its my bad!" Great people. Professional. I thank them for that Now a lawyer tells me what to do! But I'm such a flawed person guys.

In 2009, Lange spoke publicly about his drug use after he was arrested for driving under the influence after he crashed his auto into another vehicle in Toms River. If HBO has to let me go Its my bad! It was just renewed for a second season. Artie said Pete's character is based on an assistant he had that kept him away from drugs. "I swear this life is so insane". Pls don't be me younger ppl.

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