Howard Stern comments: "Artie has given this show tremendous moments of great comedy. He's a tremendous contributor. He is a good man. Don't forget how great he is."
That is true, but now we have to see that comedy as part of a whole that includes phenomenal self-hatred and capacity for violence.
ADDED: Maybe Artie, recovering, is reading what people are saying about him. He may arrive here, and so, I want to add that we love you, Artie.
UPDATE: January 8th, he's already out of the hospital.