Rocker Courtney Love’s inner circle were so concerned with her alleged drug use they had her reconsider her pregnancy, PageSix.com reports an upcoming book is claiming.
In Bumping Into Geniuses, a memoir about the music business, Danny Goldberg, former CEO of Warner Bros. Records who also managed Nirvana, the band of Love’s late husband Kurt Cobain, reveals how he and a group of Love’s inner circle — worried about her alleged heroin use during pregnancy — plotted an intervention.
During a meeting in Los Angeles with a doctor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s chemical dependency program, the doctor “tried to give clinical advice, suggesting to Courtney that it was not a great idea to have a baby while dealing with addiction,” writes Goldberg.
That didn’t sit well with Love, who was pregnant with Cobain’s child.
“ ‘You’re not telling me to have a (bleep)-ing abortion, are you?’ asked Courtney, her voice rising with her trademark hostile whine. ‘I mean, I’m pro-choice, but that doesn’t mean that anyone has the right to tell me to have a (bleep)ing abortion.’
“(He) suggested that it might not be safe for the baby, and Courtney, who was only six weeks pregnant, went into a confrontational mode. ‘Is that a medical fact, or is that just your opinion? I want to see it in a medical book.’ She was interested in medical facts, not a sermon. (He) sheepishly acknowledged that at this early stage of pregnancy a woman could discontinue heroin use with no physical or psychological damage to the fetus. Courtney looked triumphant as she towered over the doctor seated at his desk.”
Love is said to have stopped using heroin, and Frances Bean was born in perfect health on Aug. 18, 1992.
Love had no comment on the book, which is scheduled to hit stores in September.