At the NME Awards, Grunge icon and patron saint of not giving a fuck, Courtney Love, was honoured with the Icon Award for 2020’s ceremonies. During her unplanned acceptance speech, she declared that she is now 18 months sober.

Courtney Love was recently honoured with the Icon Award at the 2020 NME Awards ceremony this week. Though she didn’t prepare a speech for accepting the trophy, Love shared with the crowd that as of February 12, she was 18 months sober.

Love’s struggles with substance abuse have been comprehensively documented. She was famously addicted to heroin alongside husband and Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, and would show up wasted to events like the 1995 MTV VMAs, where she crashed an interview with Madonna. Love was treated for an overdose of Oxycontin in 2003 and her rocky relationship with daughter Frances Bean Cobain has been publicised through both of their social media pages.

In the speech she opened up about how late 2018 may have been the spark of something new for her. “Thank you so much, I didn’t prepare any speech, I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean to be disrespectful. I woke up this morning and I have the honour of picking up this fuck you thing [waves NME award] … I’m also 18 months sober today. I can’t believe that and that’s pretty wild. Thank so much, I’m very honoured. Thanks a lot.”

In 2005, Courtney Love publicly claimed to be “clean and sober for a year” during the Comedy Central Roast of Pamela Anderson. Her behaviour and slurring on the TV roast painted the real picture, however.

Watch Courtney Love’s full speech from the 2020 NME Awards in the video below.

In recent news, Courtney Love jumped back in the game, with a new track titled ‘Mother’, a brand new song which will appear on the soundtrack for the horror film The Turning, which comes out early next year. The soundtrack itself is slated for a January 24th, 2020 release.

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