LATEST: Troubled rocker Courtney Love has slammed reports she is expecting English comedian Steve Coogan's baby, declaring their relationship is purely platonic.

On Sunday (21AUG05), British newspaper News Of The World claimed Love had told the publication she is pregnant after a two-week affair with the funnyman in Los Angeles.

The paper claimed Love had said, "Yes, I am pregnant with Steve's baby, but I'd rather not talk about our relationship."

However, the 41-year-old singer has released an official statement through her management company, Sanctuary Artist Management., denying she is pregnant.

The statement says, "Courtney Love wishes to make it clear that she denies recent stories suggesting she is pregnant or has had a relationship with Steve Coogan.

"She confirms that she and Steve are good friends and have met a few times in Los Angeles."

Yesterday (22AUG05), ALAN PARTRIDGE star Coogan's spokesperson said, "He is astonished by this. It is ridiculous."

Love was admitted to rehabilitation for her ongoing drug problem last week (19AUG05) after she admitted to a Los Angeles judge she had violated her probation for three separate cases.