Some details are emerging in the strange story of Courtney Love, who was arrested Thursday in Los Angeles for allegedly trying to break into a house, and was then believed to have been rushed to Century City hospital for a possible drug overdose, the Los Angeles Times reports.
The former Hole lead singer, 39, was arrested outside a Wilshire-area house just before 3 a.m. and admitted to breaking four windows on the property, according to Launch.com. While authorities declined to identify the owner of the house (who did not wish to press charges), Launch identifies the house as belonging to Jim Barber, Love’s manager, producer and boyfriend.
“(Love) displayed the objective symptoms of being under the influence of some kind of intoxicant,” Los Angeles police Lt. Art Miller tells Launch. “She was taken to Wilshire Station, where a drug expert examined her and determined that she was in fact under the influence of some kind of intoxicant, some kind of drug.”
Miller said he did not have specific information on the type of intoxicant. Love reportedly posted $2,500 bail and was released. No arraignment date has been set.
But Love’s troubles reportedly continued. At 6:38 a.m. on Thursday, a female resident of Beverly Hills summoned police for what they determined was a medical emergency and was taken to Century City Hospital.
The woman — identified by police sources as Love, according to the Los Angeles Times — was then treated for a possible drug overdose. Her current condition is not known, the Times notes.
No comment yet from Love’s publicist or her lawyer regarding the incident, the Associated Press reports.
Love, the widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain and herself the former lead singer for the group Hole, was arrested earlier this year upon landing at London’s Heathrow Airport for allegedly verbally abusing cabin staff on a Virgin Atlantic Airways flight from Los Angeles.
Police later released her after cautioning her for causing harassment, alarm and distress to another person, and she and Virgin CEO Richard Branson publicly cracked jokes about the incident at a party following an Elton John concert the next day.