Courtney Love has credited her estranged daughter Frances Bean with giving her the strength to carry on following the death of her husband Kurt Cobain.
The Hole frontwoman was left devastated when her husband of two years killed himself in 1994, leaving her to raise their 20-month-old daughter on her own.
But the star is sure the unconditional love she felt for the 17-year-old - who is currently under the temporary guardianship of her paternal grandmother and aunt after requesting to live with her relatives - is what helped her through the grieving process.
In a talk at the UK's prestigious Oxford University, she said, "What gave me strength was my daughter's life force. My daughter's the most important thing to me, in my life."
Love also spoke of the impact Cobain's death had on her, branding it "not cool".
She added, "That action had a horrible effect on our family. It's not cool. It just wasn't cool. And that action was regretted the second it happened. I was expected by the zeitgeist to go with him or something. But I worked. I had to work to get money to feed my kid."
source: newshub archive