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Courtney Love has become Lindsay Lohan's sobriety coach

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Courtney Love and Lindsay Lohan
The Hole singer – widow of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain - has battled drink and drug addiction in the past and wants to pass her knowledge and advice to the troubled 'Mean Girls' actress, who has been in rehab five times.

She said: "I've taken up Lohan because nobody else will. [She's] further down the line than I was, because there was no [gossip websites like] TMZ then."

This is not the first time Courtney,47, has revealed she is helping 25-year-old Lindsay – who is currently completing her court ordered community service – stay away from drink and drugs.

She recalled to Details magazine: "I went up to Lindsay's room one time and there was a show on called '101 Celebrity Oops' and I am like every other one, you know - boobs out, legs everywhere, throwing s**t at Madonna, you know, whatever. I'm like 'Lindsay, look! Drugs are bad!' "

Courtney has had help from her celebrity pals in the past to help beat her addictions, in particular, Orlando Bloom.

Speaking in 2008, she revealed: "We chant every day. The 12-step programme demands that you have a spiritual practice that you do daily.

"I love Orlando for this. He doesn't mind being outed as a Buddhist. I don't mind talking about it because it has changed my entire life, changed everything - restructured my body, restructured my physicality. Truly I can, not all the time, but I can take joy at really s****y situations."

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