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Courtney Love Drug Hearing Set for July 23

The judge in Courtney Love's (search) drug possession case set a July 23 hearing date Thursday on prosecutors' request to have her bail set at $40,000.

Prosecutors asked for the bail after Love failed to appear in downtown Los Angeles last Friday for arraignment in another case in which she is accused of hitting a woman with a bottle.

Love's attorney, Michael Rosenstein, said outside court Thursday that Love, 40, remains hospitalized in New York City.

"She will 100 percent be back voluntarily before the jurisdiction to face any and all charges against her," he said. "She'll be back as soon as she's released from her care from her physician."

Rosenstein said last week that Love had a "gynecological medical condition" for which she is receiving treatment.

Superior Court Judge Elden S. Fox (search) said Love could remain free on her own recognizance until the bail hearing.

A warrant was issued for Love's arrest Friday when she didn't appear at the downtown Los Angeles arraignment. The assault charge stemmed from an April 25 incident at the home of her former manager and ex-boyfriend.

Rosenstein told the Los Angeles court that Love was in New York City and was confused about whether she was required to be at the California hearing.

At the Friday hearing, Court Commissioner Dennis E. Mulcahy said there was no excuse for her failure to appear. He said she forfeited her $55,000 bail and he set a new bail of $150,000 in that case.

Love, former leader of the band Hole and widow of Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain (search), faces charges for illegal possession of prescription painkillers.

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