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Kylie Minogue discusses “doomed” relationship with INXS’ Michael Hutchence


Kylie Minogue has opened up about her “doomed” relationship with INXS frontman Michael Hutchence.

The Australian pop star has been discussing her relationship with Hutchence as part of a new BBC Two documentary film ‘Mystify’ which explores the life of Hutchence up until his untimely death in 1997.

We have yet to receive a date the film will be aired in the UK, however BBC Music’s head of commissioning Jan Younghusband said: “Michael Hutchence was one of the most influential and charismatic rock stars of the modern era, and I’m delighted that this moving documentary will air on BBC2.” 

A statement said Mystify will feature “rare archive footage and intimate insights from friends, lovers, family colleagues and Hutchence himself. The film portrays his life from the beginning of his fractured family background to the peaks of rock stardom.”

Now, more details are being leaked ahead of the film’s release. Kylie Minogue, who dated Hutchence from 1989-1991 has described him as a “a dark bad boy” who ultimately “opened up a whole new world for [her]” but did also admit that relationship was “doomed”.

“Sex, love, food, drugs, music, travel, books, you name it, he wanted to experience it,” said Minogue. “As his partner I got to experience a lot of that as well. If you’re a sensual being, all of your senses need stimulation. He definitely awakened my desire for things in my world.”

Minogue continued: “He had insatiable curiosity, all the good things in life and some [of] the bad. He opened up a whole new world for me. A lot of it was based around pleasure, let’s face it.”

Minogue also goes into personal detail about the moment her relationship with Hutchence came to an end: “He was on all fours on the floor crying,” she said. “I didn’t know what to do, I didn’t know what was happening. I just know he was a broken man. I’d never seen any man like that before. I left pretty confused and destroyed and knew that was it.”

Hutchence was tragically found dead on November 22nd, 1997 after he took his own life just months after the release of a new album.