The rocker is tentatively due for release Aug. 5 and must appear before a judge the next day

By Stephen M. Silverman
Updated July 19, 2004 08:00 AM
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Courtney Love was ordered on Friday to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom within 24 hours after she is released from a New York City hospital, reports the Associated Press.

Her attorney, Michael Rosenstein, also is saying that the troubled rocker is expected to remain hospitalized until Aug. 5. She is being treated for an undisclosed gynecological condition, he added.

On May 25, Love, 40, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of being under the influence of a controlled substance last October. Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg postponed Love’s sentencing until Aug. 6 at the defense’s request. In this case, Love will be allowed to remain free on her own recognizance.

On Thursday, in a separate drug-possession case, Love had a July 23 hearing date set for the prosecutors’ request to put her bail at $40,000.

The sum was requested after Love failed to appear in for arraignment on July 9, her 40th birthday, in a third case in which Love is accused of hitting a 32-year-old woman with a liquor bottle at the Los Angeles home of her former manager and ex-boyfriend, Jim Barber.

Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox said Love could remain free on her own recognizance until the bail hearing.

Rosenstein told the Los Angeles court that Love was in New York City and was confused about whether she was required to be at the California hearing.

Court Commissioner Dennis E. Mulcahy, however, said that there was no excuse for Love’s failure to appear and declared that she forfeited her $55,000 bail. He set a new bail of $150,000.