HBO, Judd Apatow deny Artie Lange has been fired from Crashing
The comedian was recently arrested on drug charges.
Despite Artie Lange’s claim that he has been fired from Crashing after his recent arrest, HBO and executive producer Judd Apatow say that is not the case.
After the comedian revealed during a radio interview that he had been let go, Apatow wrote on Twitter, “Artie was not fired from the show.”
In a statement, the network added added, “HBO has not fired Artie Lange. Crashing has completed production for season one and has been recently renewed for a second season. Scripts for season two have not yet been written.”
Last week, the comedian, who plays himself on the comedy from Pete Holmes, was arrested on drug charges. Upon the news, Lange tweeted, “To u worried fans pls know I love u. Also know I’ve never wanted to live more!If HBO has to let me go Its my bad! Judd, Pete & u. Thx!”
The same day, Apatow responded to a concerned fan, “We would never give up on Artie or anyone struggling with addiction.”
The Howard Stern Show alum’s history with drug and alcohol abuse was addressed in the second episode of Crashing, which airs Sundays on HBO at 10:30 p.m. ET.