Richard Lewis, Lifesaver

August 11, 2008
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Artie continued, saying he was supposed to see Springsteen the night of the last live show and then head to LA for the Bob Saget roast, but he blew off the concert and began going through withdrawl the morning of the roast. The roast’s producer offered to fly him to LA on a private jet – with a medic on board – but when he alluded to what was going on, they changed the offer to a car to the hospital. Artie turned them down, checked himself into rehab and called the doctor that Richard Lewis recommended. Things have been improving ever since.