Chances are that by now you’ve read a lot of Internet chatter about Greg Giraldo. I’ve been reading the same things since this morning. I’ve purposely held off on posting anything because, I honestly think it’s a private matter. However, I also honestly believe there’s a certain percentage of comedy fans that are well-intentioned and genuinely concerned about Giraldo– and that they deserve to have some credible info.
At this point, TMZ, known for breaking every piece of horrible news of every celebrity — and usually getting everything correct — has reported from unnamed sources that Giraldo was brought to a New Jersey hospital last night because of an accidental overdose on prescription pills. They say that he’s in critical but stable condition.
If you’re ultra familiar with this site or with my taste in comedy, you may know that I regularly name Giraldo as one of my two favorite contemporary comedians. And I, by no means, am saying we’re buddies, but there’s a handful of comedians I have a slightly more than “I interviewed this guy once and that was it” type of relationship with. Greg’s one of those dudes.
So, that’s it. I have good reason to believe the report on TMZ is accurate, so take that how you will. In the meantime, I guess, just think good thoughts.