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Love's rehab 'progressing well'
Courtney Love
Courtney Love is serving probation
Singer Courtney Love has been praised by a judge for doing well on a court-ordered drug treatment programme.

Love did not appear in the Los Angeles court for the status report but her lawyer said the judge who reviewed her case ruled she was "progressing well".

Love was ordered to complete a one-year drug treatment programme after being granted probation for drug offences.

Love, 41, pleaded guilty in February to possessing a forged prescription and painkiller oxycodone.

Another progress report hearing on her treatment was scheduled by the Superior Court judge for 27 January.

A separate progress report hearing, related to the possession of the forged prescription, is set for 10 August in Beverly Hills.

Earlier this week, Love was taken by ambulance to a Los Angeles hospital after complaining of feeling faint while attending an entertainment industry gathering but she was discharged soon after.

Love, ex-singer with the band Hole, was sentenced to 18 months probation for drugs offences that occurred in October 2003, when she suffered an overdose after breaking a window at her boyfriend's home.

In a separate assault case, she was granted three years probation - to run concurrently with her probation for the drugs charges - after pleading no contest to attacking a woman with a whisky bottle.

She was also ordered to do 100 hours community service, have drug treatment, attend Narcotics Anonymous and pay a fine.

The assault charge stemmed from April 2004, when Love found musician Kristin King in her boyfriend's home.

Love was originally charged with the more serious offence of assault with a deadly weapon, but that was reduced to assault.

In a separate case relating to the same incident, Love was sentenced to 18 months in drug rehabilitation for being under the influence of cocaine and opiates.

In another case last October, she pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for hitting a man on the head with a microphone stand at a New York nightclub.

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