Just what has happened to Courtney Love?
The singer is a shadow of her former attractive self, and appears to be afflicted with a skin condition which has left her mouth looking sore and scabby.
The widow of dead rocker Kurt Cobain arrived at the Groucho Club in London sans make-up unwittingly revealing her scabbed mouth and spotty skin.
But being greeted by a posse of photographers as she arrived in a rickshaw was enough to drive Love to cover up the unattractive blemishes on her mouth.
And unsurprisingly, by the time she left, Love had applied a heavy-duty coating of make-up including a generous application of red lipstick.
However, the make-up did little to hide her increasingly freakish appearance. In a message on her MySpace site, she recently revealed her regret at having had cosmetic surgery on her mouth during what she referred to as “my dark years.”
Love has since had corrective procedures but said her “mouth still looks wonky” and “I have to restore myself to not looking ridiculous.”
The actress and singer has also taken to wearing unnaturally bright blue contact lenses, and her shrunken outfit did little for her dramatically slimmed down body.
Despite the major weightloss, a reported 44-pounds, it appears that her methods may be exacting a heavy toll on her once attractive looks as Love looks far from healthy.
Her straw-coloured hair is almost a perfect match for her deathly pallor, and the low-riding jeans, and cropped shirt she’s wearing do little to flatter her size zero figure.
Love, credits her new figure to visits to a clinic for “colonics and fasting” several times a year and eating a daily diet of two meal replacement shakes and “fish and macrobiotic food.”
Love explained: “Some people think it’s about weight loss, but it’s about detoxing.”
And she blasted actresses who claim their svelte figures are down to a healthy diet.
She said: “I hate reading magazines where the actresses are saying, ‘Broccoli and fish, broccoli and fish.’ You liars. You bulimic liars.”
Love underwent the lifestyle change after packing on pounds last year. The reformed drug addict finshed her last stint in rehab, over two years ago.
Meanwhile, she recently revealed she is looking to her fans to provide inspiration for the lyrics for a new track after suffering a bout of writer’s block.
The former Hole frontwoman is finding it difficult to write fresh material and is calling on her loyal followers to help. She wrote on her MySpace blog: “I need some help with lyrics.
“If I use them you will get a publishing fee. If you feel more comfy copywriting before sending them, that’s cool too.”
One person she might want to avoid while visiting the UK is X Factor judge Sharon Osbourne.
Sharon alleged Courtney gave son Jack Osbourne drugs.
Osbourne said: “I will never have time for Courtney Love. There’s not a shadow of a doubt about that. My dislike for her is very personal.”