Courtney Love opened up to Vanity Fair‘s Nancy Jo Sales 19 years after Lynn Hirschberg’s controversial profile in the same magazine that detailed Love’s drug use, saying she introduced Kurt Cobain to heroin, and even did smack when she was pregnant with their daughter Fraces Bean Cobain.
And this time Love is still refusing to hold back the controversial comments. She says she’d have no problem murdering her deceased husband Kurt Cobain if he came back to life.
“If he came back right now, I’d have to kill him, for what he did to us. I’d f—ing kill him. I’d f— him, and then I’d kill him.”
She went on to say that Kurt overdosed “at least five times,” and that she continuosly had to save him from his own drug use.
“I was the f—ing EMS. I was always sticking pins in his b—s. I carried around Narcan.” (Narcan is a drug used to shock people back from an overdose.)
The angry statements about killing Kurt if she could are especially shocking considering that a group of conspiracy theorists (including Courtney Love’s own father Hank Harrison) believe she may have had something to do with Kurt’s real death. Their suspicions were presented in a 1998 documentary directed by Nick Broomfield called Kurt and Courtney. It should be noted these theories have been contested by Courtney, and Kurt Cobain suffered from bipolar disorder; made many, many statements about suicide, and was deeply addicted to drugs before his death. It should also be noted that Courtney’s anger at Kurt is over his decision to take his life, and paradoxically her anger’s manifestation would be to “kill him again.”
Courtney also revealed to VF that her daughter Frances Bean (who emancipated herself from Courtney when she was 17, and just recently bought herself a $1.8 million mansion) didn’t know how to read until she was seven because Courtney never read to her.
Courtney’s interview coincides with the Setember 25th, 2011 re-release of Nirvana’s iconic album Nevermind, and the upcoming October 25th release of the limited edition Nevermind Super Deluxe Box Set. Courtney still owns the lion’s share of Nirvana’s publishing rights.
Courtney also starred in an artsy video take on Alice in Wonderland directed by Jason Bell for VF: