Courtney Love Talks About Killing Kurt Cobain

Photo Boy / October 5, 2011

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That headline was a cheap lure, I know, but it’s actually not far from the crazy that Courtney Love decided to spew out to Vanity Fair. In an effort to give kids a better understanding of what drugs do to your brain than the fried egg analogy, or really anything that Lady Gaga does, she gave a rambling, hilariously insane interview that does include mentioning that she’d kill Kurt Cobain. I pulled some of the highlights:

On not learning anything from Pulp Fiction like the rest of us did about reviving an OD patient:
“He OD’d at least five times. I was the fucking E.M.S. I was always sticking pins in his balls. I carried around Narcan!”

On the beautiful recollection of the day her daughter was born, every mother’s dream:
“There were no drugs in my urine, no drugs in her urine when she was born,”

On not making the connection to the above statement and probably every ensuing moment of that kid’s life:
‘Frances Bean emancipated herself from her mother two years ago, a decision that is clearly still bewildering and hurtful to Love. “All I can feel is how much I love her,” Love tells Sales. “I’d give anything to hear the sound of her heels walking down the hall past my bedroom.”

On having a strong understanding of what causes severe depression:
“We had $135,000 in our bank account. They said that if he would go do Lollapalooza he would make $11 million… Do you think Kurt would have killed himself if he had known he had $54 million?”

No, but jamming needles into his ballbag sure wasn’t helping anything. I like to believe if I was on the brink of death, drifting off on a heroin cloud towards a bright light only to be jolted back to the reality of Courtney Love’s shaky junkie hand holding a syringe with my sacblood on it would pretty much make my mind up on the spot.

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