Courtney Love had a meltdown at a UK airport - screaming at her assistant about a scarf.

The Hole frontwoman was seen tearing through her luggage at London's Heathrow airport, according to a US report. She then alarmed travellers by having a row on the plane about her digital Kindle book reader.

New York Post gossip columnist Cindy Adams reported: "She was at Heathrow, heading for here [New York], and had a total meltdown. [She was] sprawled on the floor, packing and repacking her luggage - bras and panties under people's feet. She was shrieking at her assistant, 'I told you already to get rid of that f*cking Burberry scarf. I'm keeping the Chloe.' Then she asked 'Why are you just sitting there? What are you doing about my Kindle? I need a charger cable for my Kindle.'" Sounds like she was paid by Chole and Amazon to oh so covertly publicise their wares.

Adams has helpfully made a public plea: "Somebody, anybody, please help save Courtney Love. The woman is not together."

A rep for mum-of-one Love, 45, was unavailable for comment. Said rep was probably foetal in a corner, desperately texting a despondent Francis Bean for helpful pointers.