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Courtney Love was honored last night (February 12) at the NME Awards with their Icon Award, but the Hole singer has another major accomplishment to celebrate: Being 18 months sober.

Love mentioned the sobriety mark in her acceptance speech, which can be viewed below. (WARNING: Some NSFW language ahead.)

“Thank you so much, I didn’t prepare any speech, I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean to be disrespectful,” opened Love. She recalled picking up an NME magazine for the first time back in 1981 and calling a friend of hers that morning and talking about the honor, which then led to, “I’m also 18 months sober today. I can’t believe that and that’s pretty wild. Thank so much, I’m very honored. Thanks a lot.”

Love, of course, has openly struggled with addiction for a majority of her public life. Her continued fight towards a sober life should definitely be respected.

Courtney Love wins Icon Award at NME Awards 2020

Grunge legend and Hole singer takes us on a trip down memory lane during her acceptance speech at the NME Awards 2020. Follow us on : Twitter: http://bit.ly/I0EsOs Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1eQ196D Subscribe to our channel to watch more: http://bit.ly/1jY5CFd

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.