Rehab To Keep Courtney Love Out Of Jail?

By | December 8, 2003 at 12:00 AM

A little time in rehab is better than a little time in jail.

Courtney Love, who has been in entertainment headlines regularly over the last couple of months, has been in a drug and substance rehabilitation centre for the last two weeks, according to her lawyer.

Ron Fischetti told MTV.com that Love had been staying at Wavelengths – a live-in center that has aided stars with drug and alcohol problems (including actor Robert Downey Jr.) – since November 21 and was doing “extremely well.”

In early October, Love was arrested for being “under the influence of a controlled substance” (read the story here) and hospitalized for overdosing just hours later. Her legal troubles were compounded when police released an arrest warrant for possession – Love had painkillers with her while she was rushed to hospital. (There are more stories related to this entire incident. You can check here for a list of recent Courtney Love news.)

Her lawyer hopes that Courtney Love’s time in the rehab facility will not only help the singer but also levy her sentence for drug charges. (Sort of a “I was bad and I’m going to rehab. Please don’t put me in jail.”) Originally, Love had hoped that she could rely on a private nurse to get her through, but was advised to attend a court-recognized facility.

“It’s just a lot easier than having someone fly around you and submitting urine sample” said Fischetti. He expects that the courts will decide the trouble singer’s fate by next week.

Meanwhile, Love’s solo album is expected to be released in late February.

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