Courtney Love has revealed that she was on the brink of death during in a private health battle with anemia last summer.
On Instagram, the Hole singer detailed her battle, writing, "I've been sad, and extremely sick. Debilitated, in indescribable pain and in August at 97 pounds almost died in hospital from anemia (hemoglobin I had none.)"
Courtney's turning point came after meeting "the most empathic wise pain management" doctor. Prior to the that, the rocker said was getting bad advice from "many ill-equipped [doctors], backwards [doctors] and quacks." Those medical professionals, she said, stigmatized her "for being an addict for 9 months."
Now, Courtney, 56, is taking CBD oil to manage her pain and is in a good place. The cannabis treatment, she asserts, "has removed ALMOST ALL the physical symptoms. And all the pain."
The fact that she uses cannabis is interesting to even Courtney, admitting that she used to "scoff at cannabis/THC." CBD, though, is different, and she thanked Woody Harrelson for helping her see that.
"I'm still 100 percent sober by the way," she added.
In a final plea with her social media followers, Courtney said, "Bear with me as I start to try and have a blast and help others every pain free day!!! I've been basically bedridden. I thought I was broken for sure this time. But I'm ok! So I'm just waking and I'm frail. I'll be strong again soon! Not as always because this is the period to be mellow and not waste energy on anger, etc. Dropping the rock as we say. A new sort of strong with wisdom and more empathy than I had for people with physical illness."