Greg Giraldo in critical care unit of N.J. hospital

BREAKING and DEVELOPING: Lots of Internet chatter and rumor-mongering this morning regarding comedian Greg Giraldo. The facts are these…

As of midday Sunday, Giraldo was being cared for in the CCU of a New Jersey hospital. He was listed in critical condition. Sources say he suffered an accidental overdose from prescription medication.

GiraldoNJ Giraldo was performing this weekend at the Stress Factory and promoted the dates to his fans via Twitter. His place on Sunday night has been replaced by Kevin Brennan. Giraldo also was among the listed guest speakers on Saturday afternoon for the 3rd Annual New York Recovery Rally. September is National Alcohol and Drug Recovery Addiction Month.

I consider myself both a fan and a friend of Giraldo, so I wish him a very speedy recovery. I'll be sure to update you with concrete information when I receive it.

Most people know Giraldo most recently as a judge on this summer's seventh season of Last Comic Standing on NBC.

This is a NSFW clip a fan took of Giraldo during one of his earlier performances this weekend, doing his bit about NYC's "See Something, Say Something" campaign.

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7 thoughts on “Greg Giraldo in critical care unit of N.J. hospital

  1. Haha what a great bit. Seattle did the same see something say something ads on the bus system.

  2. I forgot to say that you are my favorite comic. You have brought so much comedy and laughter and things to actually ponder to your fans. Please take care of yourself (I can understand the prescription thing). Don’t be another Chris Farley. *kisses*

  3. I’m heartbroken. We have lost so many amazing comedians….. now what are the Roasts going to be like???

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