Courtney Love has blamed über trashbag Charlie Sheen for her last run in with the needle. She says that she became addicted to heroin after attending a party at his Malibu mansion. Speaking to a drug rehabilitation magazine, she revealed that she first took heroin in the early 1980s, while attending a party at Charlie Sheen’s joint. A this point Love was blowing her trust fund and chasing after bands in Europe, having based herself there to work through the likes of Echo & The Bunnymen and The Teardrop Explodes.
She says “I’d been exposed to this great school of rock. I hung out with Echo and the Bunnymen and saw New Order’s first concert. I worked on U2’s War for a few days. But I also met a lot of really sad, wasted people, and I didn’t want to turn out like them. When I came back to California, I tried hard to stay sober. But one night, my boyfriend at the time, who was working for Ben Stiller, took me to this star-studded party at Charlie Sheen’s house in Malibu. Tom Cruise was there, and Madonna, and my friend Jennifer Finch, who used to be the lead singer of L7. At some point Jennifer—who has been very clean for 16 years now—convinced me to shoot up. “Come on, everyone’s doing it.” So that’s when my whole heroin drama began.”
However, Love proclaims to be clean these days, saying her years of drug abuse are behind her. She reckons she quit heroin in 1996, saying “I promised I would never shoot heroin again, and I haven’t, except for one incident in July ’05, where I shot myself up on purpose to kill myself.”