Courtney Love Says She was Once Visited by Ghost of Kurt Cobain
In an interview with Interview Magazine published June 6th, actress and musician Courtney Love admitted to once having seen the ghost of her deceased husband Kurt Cobain.
Cobain died by suicide on April 5th, 1994, at the age of 27.
In the interview, Love—now a practicing Buddhist—spoke frankly about how the grief of losing her husband has affected her life, even after the passage of so much time.
There are these stages in Buddhism: hell, hunger, animality, anger. All anyone wants is a proper service, proper burial, all that stuff. But it’s really hard to deal with emotionally. With [Kurt’s] estate, you have to be ruthless. I have a kid. There are still, like, 12 lawyers in Washington, 12 lawyers in California, and, like, six lawyers in New York. It’s insane. History is [a] set of facts that gets incredibly distorted, and the right side of history needs proper stewardship. It’s really hard to do that. There’s shock. There’s turmoil. There’s lament. There’s relinquishing. There’s remembrance. There are huge swings of emotion. There’s fake smiling. There’s ugly crying. I really felt like there were a couple of times where I’d get over it, and then it would come back a few years later...The game’s not over yet, but one really pertinent thing about grief is to not let anyone tell you that it should be over: “It’s been 15 years, it should be over now.” “It’s been 25 years, you should be over it by now.” You get over it when you get over it, which is probably never.
When asked later if she’d ever seen a ghost, Love replied “When I moved to Hancock Park from Seattle with Frances and Edward [Norton, Love’s ex-boyfriend], I saw Kurt in a chair for a moment and he said hi to me and then he left.”
Relating paranormal experiences in a very matter-of-fact manner is not uncommon among celebrities.
Earlier this year, actress Lily Collins claimed to have been visited by the deceased victims of Ted Bundy while preparing for her role in the Netflix biopic Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile.
And in December of 2018, actress Jennifer Aniston spoke frankly to James Corden on The Late Late Show about her experience living in a haunted house; while in April of that year, actor Martin Freeman admitted to being open to the idea of the "afterlife, and supernatural activities, and ghosts."
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