Comedian Artie Lange says his collapsed nose convinced him to stay sober

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Artie Lange shared that his disfigured nose was a result of a lot of 'bad decisions' he made while addicted to drugs for 30 yearsa

Artie Lange shared that his disfigured nose was a result of a lot of 'bad decisions' he made while addicted to drugs for 30 yearsa

Comedian Artia Lange shared that the appearance of his botched nose has helped motivate him to stay sober for more than seven months. 

The 'Crashing' star shared that his disfigured nose was a result of a lot of 'bad decisions' he made while addicted to drugs.   

'I mean there was 30 years of drug abuse snorting heroin and cocaine,' he explained in a video to TMZ. 'I accidentally snorted glass once which is a long story.' 

He later added: 'I got punched in the nose by a guy collecting money for a bookie.' 

The 51-year-old shared that his nose should serve as a reminder to young people about the perils of living life badly. 

'Even if you make some money and have some success you can still end up living like a straight-up scumbag,' he stated. 'I was never a bad person but I did a lot of bad things because I was addicted to drugs.' 

The comedian's declaration of appreciation over his nose comes just moments after he posed for photos commemorating his sobreity

The comedian's declaration of appreciation over his nose comes just moments after he posed for photos commemorating his sobreity

Lange also highlighted that he thought he would wind up dead in a hotel room, adding that he knew comedians who died from their struggles with addiction - namely Greg Giraldo and Chris Farley. 

The comedian dubbed himself the opposite of Pinnochio, stating that it grew smaller as time went on. 'Botched' Dr. Paul Nassif shared that he would help Lange if he stayed sober

The comedian dubbed himself the opposite of Pinnochio, stating that it grew smaller as time went on. 'Botched' Dr. Paul Nassif shared that he would help Lange if he stayed sober

The comedian dubbed himself the opposite of Pinnochio, stating that it grew smaller as time went on. But Lange has no plans to rid himself of the botched nose, even though he's seen 'Botched' Dr. Paul Nassif video declaration that he would help the comedian if he stayed sober.

The video comes just moments after Lange showcased a dramatic transformation on Friday as he appeared happy and healthy in a picture posted to his Twitter.

The smiling 51-year-old looked slim and in good health as he posed with his hands in his pockets to commemorate his discharge from rehab after a court ordered stay.

Lange also marked September 10 as the seven-and-a-half month anniversary of his sobriety, having struggled with a severe heroin and cocaine addiction for the last three decades.

‘Great to be home!’ Lange jubilantly declared. ‘7 months 14 days sober but one day at a time. Lots of new stories to tell. Will announce some new tour dates on Friday. Thanks for the support. Love you all.’

The image Lange shared on Friday appear a far cry from those snapped of the comedian in May, when he was arrested at the Freedom House addiction center in Clinton after breaching the terms of his drug probation

Due to legal restrictions, the prosecutor's office was unable to specify to DailyMail.com what sparked the funnyman's arrest, however they did confirm that he had been 'non-compliant with his drug court requirements'

The image Lange shared on Friday appear a far cry from those snapped of the comedian in May, when he was arrested at the Freedom House addiction center in Clinton after breaching the terms of his drug probation (left and right)

‘Great to be home!’ Lange jubilantly declared. ‘7 months 14 days sober but one day at a time. Lots of new stories to tell. Will announce some new tour dates on Friday. Thanks for the support. Love you all.’

‘Great to be home!’ Lange jubilantly declared. ‘7 months 14 days sober but one day at a time. Lots of new stories to tell. Will announce some new tour dates on Friday. Thanks for the support. Love you all.’

Due to legal restrictions, the prosecutor's office was unable to specify to DailyMail.com what sparked the funnyman's arrest, however they did confirm that he had been 'non-compliant with his drug court requirements' (pictured in 2005)

Due to legal restrictions, the prosecutor's office was unable to specify to DailyMail.com what sparked the funnyman's arrest, however they did confirm that he had been 'non-compliant with his drug court requirements' (pictured in 2005)

News of Lange’s discharge comes just one week after reports suggested the former Mad TV star faced a perpetual stay in rehab, despite reports he’d been ‘doing well and

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