Fugitive rocker Courtney Love has been admitted to a private New York hospital after being released from a weekend stay at a public medical facility in Manhattan, her criminal defense lawyer said yest

Fugitive rocker Courtney Love has been admitted to a private New York hospital after being released from a weekend stay at a public medical facility in Manhattan, her criminal defense lawyer said yesterday (July 13).

Los Angeles-based attorney Michael Rosenstein said, however, that he had no information on the nature of Love's condition or the type of hospital where she was currently a patient. He said that a warrant for her arrest, issued by a Los Angeles judge last Friday when Love skipped a hearing in a felony assault case, remained in effect but she was still not in custody.

A spokesperson for the L.A. County District Attorney's Office said prosecutors had no information on her whereabouts.

Earlier yesterday, Love's civil attorney, Robert Ring, said during an unrelated Santa Monica court hearing that a legal guardian had been appointed for the singer and that she was in an East Coast "institution."

Ring did not elaborate except to describe Love as "a troubled rock star" in a hearing over a lawsuit alleging that she owes money to another law firm that previously represented her. Ring declined further comment on the matter when contacted later by telephone.

A Los Angeles judge last Friday issued an arrest warrant for Love, 40, after she failed to appear for an arraignment on a felony assault charge stemming from an altercation in April. Rosenstein told the judge she was in New York and had been confused about whether her presence was required for the proceeding.

Hours later, Rosenstein confirmed Love had been admitted to Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan for treatment of an unspecified gynecological condition. A source close to the performer said Love had been discharged from Bellevue on Monday.


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