On the evening of February 12, 2020, Brixton hosted the NME Awards evening. During the ceremony, many artists won prizes like Taylor Swift who went away with the prize for the best solo performance or Lana Del Rey who was awarded for the best album of the year.
Courtney Love was invited on stage to receive an honor, the Icon Award. She admitted not having prepared a speech for the occasion but assured "not wanting to be disrespectful". She preferred to share great news with the public: she has been sober for a year and a half.
"I got up this morning and asked a friend, 'Are we on the 11th?' Because in addition to having the honor of receiving this incredible fucking thing [the trophy is in the shape of a finger of honor, Editor's note] … it's also been eighteen months that I have been sober. I can not believe, continues the 55 year old star, it's completely phew. Thank you very much, I am very honored. "
The history between alcohol, drugs and the ex of Kurt Cobain is historical. The couple were addicted to heroin and attended major events related to fully smashed Nirvana. Her addiction led the justice system to take her away from her daughter several times. Frances Bean Cobain, 27, is the only daughter of Courtney Love and Kurt Cobain. She was only 2 years old when her father was found dead.
Courtney Love's recurring drug and drink problems caused her to lose legal custody of her daughter, who was living with her paternal grandparents. Courtney has been to drug treatment centers several times and has had to face justice on several occasions. In early 2005, the singer found custody of her daughter, then aged 12, but she was sent eighteen months to rehab and was sentenced to three years probation and to the obligation to consult for his drug problems. On December 11, 2009, a Los Angeles judge again removed her from custody of 17-year-old Frances, who was placed in the care of Wendy O'Connor and Kimberly Cobain, mother and sister of Kurt Cobain.