I am a truly gullible person re: substance abuse. Unless someone with an addiction formally announces “I HAVE FALLEN OFF THE WAGON” (which, um…rarely happens), I just assume they’re still sober. Yep, real sharp. Take Courtney Love. Even after all that Sam Lufti restraining order drama, the saga of Frances Bean’s ex and the guitar, and possibly ordering is MURDER (?!?!), I was still like, “Well, shit, at least my girl’s still off the bad stuff”. So color me shocked when, last fall, Courtney admitted she had relapsed into opioid addiction in 2018.
But color me delighted when Courtney announced she was officially 18 months sober while accepting up the Icon Award at the 2020 NME Awards in London last night. Congrats, Courtney! via People:
“I didn’t prepare any speech, sorry I didn’t mean to be disrespectful,” the 55-year-old began as she picked up the award.
“I woke up this morning and I asked a friend like ‘Is it the 11th?’ because also today, the honor of picking up this wonderful f—k you thing [the award is shaped like a middle finger] … I also have 18 months sober today,” she revealed.
She added in awe, “I can’t believe that. That’s pretty wild. Thank you so much I’m very honored.”
And here’s the full video of the speech, in which Courtney picks up golden middle finger statue:
I like that Courtney kept it short, sweet, and off the cuff (Oscar winners from Sunday, TAKE NOTE). And if you’re looking for any snark about her today, fuggedaboutit. I once dressed up as Courtney three Halloweens in a row in my twenties. It was really easy. I wore a slutty baby doll dress, got wasted, and insulted Madonna all night.