Monday, July 12, 2004

Rock 'n' Roll

Courtney Love could find herself in jail as early as today (Monday). Love is reportedly cuffed to her bed in a New York hospital and could be formally arrested today in accordance with an arrest warrant issued by a Los Angeles judge after Love missed a court date.

Love celebrated her 40th birthday on Friday in a hospital, where she was treated for a "gynecological medical condition," according to her lawyer, Michael Rosenstein. Some reports said Love was pregnant, and others said she had an abortion, but neither reports were confirmed.

Her lawyer told a New York newspaper that Love is scared that the moment she is discharged from the hospital, she will be thrown in jail. She still faces assault charges in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, David Bowie underwent emergency heart surgery for a blocked artery last month but is now recovering and hopes to return to work in August. Bowie, 57, sought treatment in a German hospital on June 25 after complaining of a pinched nerve during a European concert tour. Only two days before the surgery, Bowie had been forced to cut short a concert in Prague after playing for an hour and telling fans he had nerve problems in is shoulder.

He underwent an angioplasty operation for an acutely blocked artery and was able to leave the clinic earlier this week. He is now convalescing at home with his family and hopes to start work next month.

"I'm so pissed off because the last 10 months of this tour have been so ... fantastic. Can't wait to be fully recovered and get back to work again. I tell you what, though, I won't be writing a song about this one," Bowie said.

London-born Bowie has been one of Britain's most enduring and fascinating rock stars since his break-out hit "Space Oddity" in the early 1970s. He has reinvented himself as many times as Madonna, changing from the glam-rock androgynous "Ziggy Stardust" persona in 1972 to "Aladdin Sane" in 1973 and on to the elegant Thin White Duke in the late 1970s. Songs like "Golden Years," "Changes" and "Let's Dance" made him a hit in both Britain and the United States. In 1992, he married Somalian supermodel Iman and the couple has a young child.

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