Artie Lange reveals Bruce Springsteen saved my life. The American musician, who is host of The Artie Lange Show reached out to the legendary singer, known for his work with E Street and known in the music industry as the Boss, he credits him for saving his life when he hit rock bottom.
In some past years the sidekick of Howard Stern struggled with many problems, which includes substance abuse, multiple arrests and an alleged suicide attempt, since this awful time the help he received has kept him sober. During his time of hardship, the person most who was three through his troubled road was Sprinsteen, his hero.
He tells U.S. breakfast show Big Morning Buzz Live,
“I always mentioned on the (Howard Stern) show that his music meant a lot to me. After I went through the living hell that I went through, I got out of a mental institution and rehab, my mother wouldn’t let me stay at home by myself, so I lived in a room in the house that I bought her.
“One night, very casually, my mom came in and said, ‘Artie, Bruce Springsteen is on the phone.’ I had met him through mutual friends (briefly) a couple of times and he was always nice to me. He knew I had a few problems and he also knew I was a big fan. So when he heard what happened, he tried to call me and help me out.
“He talked to me for an hour on the phone. It was really one of the nicest things a person has ever done for me. He said, ‘I’m thinking about you, hope you’re alright. There’s a lot of help out there that you can get.’”
“We ended up making small talk after that. He answered any questions that any fan would want to ask him. At the end he said, ‘Listen, you call me any time if you need help.’ I restrained from that urge, but I thought it would be funny if I called him every day and asked, ‘Do you want to play volleyball?’
“He really helped saved my life on some level. It meant so much to me.”