Courtney Love Rushed To Hospital For Drug OD Following Arrest

Singer found outside friend's Los Angeles home, where she admitted to breaking several windows; she OD'd soon after.

Police responding to a burglary call arrested Courtney Love in Los Angeles

early Thursday morning for allegedly being under the influence of narcotics,

according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department.

The 39-year-old singer was found standing in the middle of the street outside

a male friend's home just before 3 a.m., where she admitted to breaking

several windows while trying to enter. "The resident said that he did not wish to

have her arrested," LAPD spokesperson Renee Montoya said. "But as the

investigation continued, the officers noticed that Ms. Love's behavior was consistent

with being under the influence of controlled substances." Police would not

disclose the name of the resident.

Love was taken into custody and booked under the name Courtney Michelle

Cobain for allegedly being under the influence of a controlled substance. She was

released a short time later after posting $2,500 bail.

A spokesperson for Love could not be reached for comment by press time.

Beverly Hills police received a call at 6:38 a.m. from a female

resident of a home in the area reporting a medical emergency, according to a

Beverly Hills Police Department spokesperson. Paramedics arrived a short time

later and rushed Love to a hospital for treatment of a drug overdose,

according to the Los Angeles Times.

Beverly Hills PD spokesperson Mitch McCann would not confirm that Love was

the patient or that she had suffered an overdose, but said that it was his

understanding that the patient checked out of Century City Hospital Thursday

afternoon. A spokesperson for the hospital could not be reached by press time.

Love's long-in-the-works debut solo album, America's Sweetheart, was

originally due at the end of this month, but was recently postponed until February 10.

[This story was updated at 1:44 p.m. ET on 10.03.2003]