Rocker Courtney Love has found a downside to giving up drugs and alcohol - she's experiencing the worst ill health of her life.

The MONO singer has been bedridden with a bout of influenza followed by a serious ear infection in the last three weeks.

And the wild rocker - who lost custody of daughter FRANCES after being arrested on drugs charges last October (03) - can't understand why quitting her vices is having such a bad effect on her health.

An insider says, "Courtney thought being off the booze and drugs would make her feel better, but all it seems to have done is make her a target for every germ and virus out there.

"She's doing really well, though. She's tough."

11/02/2004 13:49