The troubled star axes tour dates, which were due to begin this week...

Courtney Love has pulled out of a US tour, just days before it was due to start.

The singer was set to go out on the road in support of her current album ’America’s Sweetheart’ later this month. However, a US spokesperson for the star has said the gigs will now not take place.

Reuters reports that the shows were due to begin on Friday, ending on July 23 in LA.

Courtney Love is facing a string of court appearances, the most recent charge being assault with a deadly weapon.

The charge relates to an incident on 25 April, when the former Hole frontwoman allegedly assaulted a woman with a bottle and a torch at an LA home.

Courtney Love is scheduled to appear in court on 9 July. If found guilty, Courtney Love could face a maximum of four years behind bars.