Rocker Courtney Love confused fans with news she is pregnant yesterday (29JUN04) - and then immediately retracted her statement.

The MONO singer, 39, made the claim outside a New York court - where she was five hours late for an assault hearing - and then dismissed her comments.

Love apparently told a columnist, "I'm pregnant", before adding, "If you put that in, I didn't tell you because it's not true."

She is accused of assault and reckless endangerment after she allegedly hit a fan with a microphone stand during a concert in Manhattan earlier this year (04).

Love faces a spell in jail if convicted when the case comes to trial in September (04).

30/06/2004 14:04