“I wouldn’t be arrogant enough to come in here after using cocaine for two days,” said Lange, 51, wearing a dark blue “New York” hoodie, his nose appearing deflated and misshapen from a long history of snorting cocaine and heroin. “My nose is f***ked,” Lange tweeted in early December. “Gotta accept it. But I’m alive & blessed w a gig 2nite & many more.” According to nj.com, “Lange has had to have surgery on his nose due to years of snorting cocaine and heroin — and one incident in which he accidentally snorted glass when trying to suck up smashed OxyContin tablets — which left him with no septum and a lot of ribbing from his followers about his appearance.”
In October, Lange tested positive for drugs more than once — for both cocaine and opioids — which made jail time a real possibility for the comedian, who spent nearly a decade as a host on “The Howard Stern Show".