Courtney Love a pris de la drogue à une soirée avec Sheen, Cruise, Madonna.
Courtney Love's Drug Addiction Started At Charlie Sheen Party
27 May 2011 16:12
Courtney Love has revealed her heroin addiction began during a wild party at Charlie Sheen's house.
The Hole rocker spent years battling substance abuse, struggling with both cocaine and heroin at the height of her troubles.
She has now revealed she first tried heroin as a teenager and all she remembers is "waking up on a plane to San Francisco wearing a fur coat and a Chinese wedding dress, with $10,000 in my pocket."
But Love didn't begin using the drug regularly until many years later, when a friend encouraged her to "shoot up" during a party at Sheen's former home in Malibu, California.
She tells TheFix.com, "One night, my boyfriend at the time, who was working for Ben Stiller, took me to this star-studded party at Charlie Sheen's house in Malibu. Tom Cruise was there, and Madonna, and my friend Jennifer Finch, who used to be the lead singer of L7. At some point Jennifer - who has been very clean for 16 years now - convinced me to shoot up... So that's when my whole heroin drama began."
Courtney Love Shot Heroin at Charlie Sheen's House
Us Magazine - May 26, 2011 7:07 PM PDT
What happens when Courtney Love goes to a star-studded party at Charlie Sheen's house?
A whole lot, it turns out.
In the second half of Love's no-holds-barred interview on The Fix, the rocker, 46, claims that her heroin addiction seriously ramped up when she showed up at a mid-90s bash held at hard-partying Sheen's mansion.
Love first "tried smack," snorting heroin (she thought it was cocaine) at age 16 when she was "working at a dance hall in Taiwan" to earn money, she says.
By the mid 90s, Love -- by then a world-traveled rock star and the widow of Kurt Cobain -- had moved to L.A. and struggled to stay clean. But one evening, a Hollywood-connected beau "took me to this star-studded party at Charlie Sheen's house in Malibu. Tom Cruise was there, and Madonna," Love recounts.
A pal, singer Jennifer Linch, "convinced me to shoot up. 'Come on, everyone's doing it.' So that's when my whole heroin drama began."
She says she finally kicked the habit in 1996 -- "except for one incident in July 2005, where I shot myself up on purpose to kill myself," she explains.
After telling cops she was "about to jump off Lenny Kravitz's roof," she was rushed to the psych ward of NYC's notorious Bellevue hospital.
These days, however, Love says she is drug-free "more or less," she claims. "I had a glass of rose a few weeks ago. The other night, someone offered me a bump of cocaine at an art gallery opening, and I did it. I felt completely like s**t afterwards."
Love also expounds on younger, flamboyant stars currently storming show business -- like Lady Gaga, who may be headed for a lifetime of loneliness, she cautions.
"I'm worried about her future," Love says of the singer, 25. "She's very young, and she's very talented, but she doesn't seem to have any female friends. Or any straight guy friends for that matter. Instead, she surrounds herself with this coterie of gay stylists and advisors who've turned her into this weird, sexless Barbie doll....If she doesn't watch out she'll turn into a lonely drag queen. Straight guys just aren't in to that kind of thing."
Love has been the recipient of some good advice, too -- from Gwyneth Paltrow! "I don't have a sense of self-preservation, which hasn't always won me a lot of friends," Love quips. "But as Gwyneth said to me, 'Once you're A-list, you're always A-list,' and I try to remember that."
Courtney Chronicles (Part 2)
In the second half of our explosive interview, the rowdy rock icon talks about her struggles with crack and heroin, her crusade against crooked lawyers, and that crazy day she almost jumped off of Lenny Kravitz's roof.
By Maer Roshan
Maer Roshan is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Fix. Previously he was Deputy Editor of New York Magazine, Editorial Director of Talk, Features Editor of Interview, Founder of QW, and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Radar Magazine and Radaronline.com.
- When did you first start doing heroin?
The first time I tried smack I was about 16, I guess. It was a horrific experience. At the time, I was working at a dance hall in Taiwan, trying to earn money, so I could afford an apartment in San Francisco. I was utterly broke, so I was sleeping in a bed with a bunch of Brazilian dancers. I got crabs, and I had to get up every night to dance to Gloria Gaynor and Billy Idol's "Rebel, Rebel." After a while, I was like, “Get me the fuck out of here.” All these other dancers were constantly nodding out. We all had to wear numbers on our dress. But I had no money, and they were holding my passport, so I was kind of stuck.
So, one day I went to this doctor’s office and he had packets of Seconal lying around. I started stealing from him. I loved barbiturates, which killed a lot of people—Marilyn Monroe and a whole lot of others. Barbiturates are the most dangerous drugs in the world. Before I met Kurt, I was more or less clean, but then he earned his first million and decided to become a junkie, and I became a junkie along with him.
Soon after, some guy turned me on to heroin, which happened by accident. I was hanging out with some guy, and he offered me a few lines, and I did it because I thought it was coke. The next thing I remember is waking up on a plane to San Francisco wearing a fur coat and a Chinese wedding dress, with $10,000 in my pocket. That was my first real heroin experience. But I didn’t start doing smack regularly till much later. When I moved to New York, I got $500 from my trust fund and tried to stretch it out for a whole month. I didn't spend money on drugs at all.??
- Did you get them for free???
I scammed them for free. [laughs] There was this guy I knew—this half-Puerto Rican, half-Italian who was known as the “Trashcan Adonis.” He’s clean now and owns a chain of hotels, and he’s on his fifth marriage. But at the time he was working as a teacher at inner-city schools. A really smart guy. He chain-smoked Kools, and did a lot of smack, and he was very generous with me. I’d cop from him every once in a while, but I was determined not to become a junkie.
By this time, I had traveled through Liverpool and Ireland. I'd been exposed to this great school of rock. I hung out with Echo and the Bunnymen and saw New Order’s first concert. I worked on U2's War for a few days. But I also met a lot of really sad, wasted people, and I didn’t want to turn out like them. When I came back to California, I tried hard to stay sober. But one night, my boyfriend at the time, who was working for Ben Stiller, took me to this star-studded party at Charlie Sheen’s house in Malibu. Tom Cruise was there, and Madonna, and my friend Jennifer Finch, who used to be the lead singer of L7. At some point Jennifer—who has been very clean for 16 years now—convinced me to shoot up. “Come on, everyone’s doing it." So that’s when my whole heroin drama began.
I finally quit in 1996, when I gave my word to [The People vs. Larry Flynt director] Milos Forman that I would not do any drugs while he was filming that movie. In the beginning they made me take pee tests, but after a few weeks they stopped. When I give someone my word, I keep it. I promised I would never shoot heroin again, and I haven't, except for one incident in July ’05, where I shot myself up on purpose to kill myself.
Full interview here: Courtney Love
Source: The Fix.