The star will have to turn up next week - or she'll be arrested...

COURTNEY LOVE has been issued with a bench warrant after she failed to show up for her court appearance yesterday.

The singer was due to attend a hearing on felony drug possession charges yesterday (February 11), but as a result of her absence, Superior Court Judge Elden Fox agreed to hold his arrest order until next Tuesday (February 17).

Love‘s attorney said that the singer did not turn up because of “security reasons”.

If Love fails to turn up for court on February 17, the hold on the warrant will be lifted and she will be arrested and held for $10,000 bail.

Fox said: “In light that she is available, I will hold the bench warrant.”

The court did not expand on the alleged security concerns, but the singer has been confronted, twice before at the courthouse by a documentary filmmaker from Seattle. He shouted repeated questions about the death of her husband ,Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, on one occasion in December and chased after her car as she left the same court last month.

As previously reported on NME.COM, the charge stems from her October 2 arrest by the Los Angeles Police Department.

LAPD say they encountered the singer after receiving two radio calls indicating a burglary suspect was on the scene in the 100 block of South Mansfield Avenue, in LA.

The police department reports that after responding to the scene, they encountered Love, who indicated she broke some windows at a local home.

As a result of her conduct on the scene, which the officers believed indicated she was under the influence of drugs, Love was taken to the police station. There, her condition was further assessed and the officers arrested Lovefor allegedly violating Health and Safety Code 11550, Under the Influence of a Controlled Substance. She was later released on $2,500 bail.

If she is convicted on the charge, Love could face a maximum penalty of one year in county jail.