Sharing the Good News –
February 2020 – Love used her unplanned acceptance speech to celebrate her sobriety, love for London, and to remind audiences that her accolade is well deserved. “I had the honour today of picking up this wonderful ‘Fuck You’ thing [waves award]… in the capital of this fantastic country, where I picked up a new musical express in 1981. I also am 18 months sober today and that’s pretty wild.” 2018 seemed to have opened up a new chapter for the Hole singer. Love’s struggles with substance abuse have been well documented in the media, most prominently with her appearance at the 1995 MTV VMA’s where she crashed an interview with Madonna. Love was treated for an overdose of oxycontin back in 2003, and was ordered to rehab by a judge in 2005.