/ Howard Stern
We haven't seen Artie Lange in Miami since January last year, when he was promoting his book Too Fat to Fish at Book & Books in Coral Gables.
He was hilarious -- a cool, humble dude who signed everybody's books and took a million pictures, and we'd love to have him back in the 305.
Well, the 41-year-old was recently rushed to a New Jersey hospital for unreported reasons.
Lange has had numerous problems with drugs and alcohol, and like John Belushi, Chris Farley, and Jerry Garcia before him, he also loves to eat and smoke cigarettes.
Instead of throwing Lange under the bus for the stupid shit he does, we'd rather celebrate it.
Here are our top five pics of Artie Lange eating.
5. Artie Lange eats a cupcake
Mmmm, heart attack.
Notice the jowls, fierce determination, and infinite consumption. Lange loves a good cupcake.
4. Artie Lange with fast-food take-out
The picture next to definition of fat fuck in the dictionary.
Fat guy? Check. Sweatpants? Check. Fast food? Check. Lange is a living stereotype.
3. Artie Lange loves pancakes
So, Artie loves pancakes. So, what? A lot of people love pancakes. Fuckin' everybody loves pancakes. But everybody is not on Howard Stern's show. Lange's love of pancakes is infamous.
2. Artie Lange eats another cupcake
Mmmmm, tenth cupcake of the day. Before noon.
1. Artie Lange with a drink, a smoke, and a smile
Artie in Delaware. Can you blame him for drinking? It's Delaware.
Drinking and smoking and eating 50 cupcakes a day might be directly linked to heart disease. At least the guy's got a smile on his face.