Courtney Love was arrested early this morning (March 18) in New York after allegedly throwing a microphone stand at East Village nightclub Plaid, striking a man in the head, police said. The 24-year-old man was taken to a hospital and is said to be in stable condition.
Police said they were charging Love with reckless endangerment and third-degree assault after the 2:30 a.m. incident.
Messages left for representatives for Love early Thursday were not immediately returned.
Yesterday, Love, who is facing felony drug charges in California, repeatedly lifted her shirt during an appearance on the “Late Show With David Letterman.”
Love’s back was facing the camera when she lifted her shirt several times while making an entrance on the show, which aired last night on CBS. After taking a seat next to Letterman, Love said “FCC,” referencing the Federal Communications Commission.
At one point — while singing “Danny Boy” — Love apparently bared her breasts away from the camera while standing atop Letterman’s desk. Love’s exposed skin was blocked out for viewers.
The former Hole lead singer was arrested in October after allegedly trying to break into the Los Angeles home of a former boyfriend. After her release, police called to her home allegedly found the painkillers Hydrocodone and Oxycodone when Love was taken to a treatment center for a drug overdose.
Love has been charged with two felony counts of possession of controlled substances. She also faces misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and being under a controlled substance which stem from the same arrest but are being heard separately from the felony case. A preliminary hearing in the felony case has been postponed to April 15.
During his show, Letterman asked Love whether she could talk about the court case. “Yeah, I’m not supposed to,” she said.
When Letterman later asked if drugs were involved, Love said, “One expired Percocet and one Ambien.”
At the end of the interview, Love asked Letterman, “Do you think I’m like, wacky and stuff?”
“Are you wacky?” Letterman responded.
“OK, but is that against the law?” Love said.
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