“Last Comic Standing” Judge Greg Giraldo Had a Drug Overdose

CULVER CITY, CA - AUGUST 01: Comedian Greg Giraldo speaks onstage at the Comedy Central Roast Of David Hasselhoff held at Sony Pictures Studios on August 1, 2010 in Culver City, California. The''Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff' will air on Sunday, August 15, 2010 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Last Comic Standing Judge Greg Giraldo had an overdose on prescription pills at a party this Saturday in NJ. Giraldo was in NJ for a 4 day gig and was having a wild party in his roon. He is a recovering alcoholic…some addictions never die or they take other forms!!

According to Fox News,

Comedian Greg Giraldo, a judge on “Last Comic Standing,” was fighting for his life yesterday after suffering a drug overdose, a source told The Post.

“It was an accidental overdose, and he is in critical condition,” said the source at the comedian’s management company, The Collective.

It appears that Giraldo OD’d on prescription pills, the source said.

Paramedics had to resuscitate an unconscious Giraldo — a regular on the “Howard Stern Show” and Comedy Central roasts — Saturday evening after what sources said was a wild party in his room at the Hilton East Brunswick in New Jersey.

“It was a like a zoo here,” an eyewitness said of the party.

Giraldo was rushed to Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick. The 44-year-old father of three was breathing on his own by yesterday afternoon, the source said.

Giraldo, who is from Queens, had been staying at the hotel while performing a four-night gig at the Stress Factory in New Brunswick. He was scheduled to perform there from Thursday to last night.

The comic — a recovering alcoholic since 2005 — had also been booked to appear Saturday afternoon at The New York Recovery Rally, an event held on Randall’s Island to support recovering substance abusers.