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.
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 His place on Sunday night has been replaced by Kevin Brennan.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 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.