Courtney Love reveals she was "almost died" over the summer

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Tuesday, 16 March 2021, 10:38PM
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Courtney Love has been sharing deeply personal stories on Instagram lately, from her "life's great shames" to the reason why she quit acting. Over the weekend, the Hole frontwoman revealed that she "almost died" in August, when she was admitted to the hospital with anemia and weighed only 97 pounds.

"People, 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 )," she explained in a lengthy Instagram post. "I was stigmatized for being an addict for 9 months by many ill-equipped drs, backwards drs and quacks . While in debilitating acute pain . Then I met the most empathic wise pain management dr . I’m so grateful !"

Thankfully, Love is feeling much better now thanks to CBD oil, which she said "has removed ALMOST ALL the physical symptoms . And all the pain ."

"I used to scoff at cannabis / THC . And I also am no fan of the narcotic effect , hate weed feeling," she continued. "This isn’t that . It’s wo man and nature supporting us . It’s magic . But gods own CBD is a miracle."

She went on to thank Woody Harrelson for "back in the day" showing her an article about "the 67 uses of hemp" and assured followers she "still 100 percent sober."

"Bear with me as I start to try and have a blast and help others every pain free day !!!" Love added. "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," she ended her message. "A new sort of strong with wisdom and more empathy than I had for people with physical illness ."

See her post below.

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