Courtney Love comforted her 11-year-old daughter during her recent drug overdose, by trying to make the experience "fun".

The 39-year-old former Hole frontwoman accidentally overdosed on narcotic OXYCONTIN at her Beverly Hills home earlier this month (OCT03) - hours after being arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Love regrets that FRANCES BEAN, her daughter with late Nirvana rocker KURT COBAIN, was with her when she overdosed, but maintains she tried to make the experience as relaxed as possible - as they waited for an ambulance to arrive.

She says, "That's the only time my daughter has ever, ever, ever pitched in on one of my little crises.

"I made it fun. I said it was going to be gross and I was going to have to make myself throw up but it was going to be OK."

Since the incident, Frances has been placed in the care of Cobain's mother WENDY O'CONNOR - after the singer lost a bitter custody battle. O'Connor has questioned Love's ability as a mother - but the singer insists the overdose was a minor glitch.

She adds, "I'm not on some downward spiral. I'm not on narcotics. I'm fine. I just want my daughter back."

24/10/2003 01:44