Comedian Artie Lange sat down with Tom Shillue Show and opened up about his lifelong battle with addiction.

Tom Shillue asked Lange, who was recently sentenced to four years of probation for heroin possession, why he thinks so many fans and comedians are still rooting for him despite so many setbacks in his recovery.

Lange credited his years on radio, especially being part of The Howard Stern show for years, for earning him a large base of devoted fans who continued to stand by him. The comedian compared himself to a Kardashian because he seems to be better known for his scandals than his talent.

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