Helena Christensen Finally Breaks Her Silence On Relationship With Michael Hutchence
After two decades, model Helena Christensen has spoken out on her late ex-boyfriend, INXS frontman Michael Hutchence.
The star opened up about her four-year-long relationship with the singer, whom she dated following his split with Kylie Minogue.
Speaking on the new documentary, Mystify: Michael Hutchence, Christensen revealed that at first, she believed Michael was her "perfect match" and seemed "joyful, sweet, deep and emotional".
"[It was] total mental and physical chemistry," she said.
However, according to the model, an incident in 1992 -- in which Hutchence was assaulted by a taxi driver and hit his head on the sidewalk -- left him with a brain injury that "changed his personality."
"He [Hutchence] was unconscious and there was blood coming out of his mouth and ear," Christensen recalled. "I thought he was dead."
The attack left him without a sense of smell, but more worryingly, it gave way to a "dark and very angry side" of himself.
"We got to the hospital and he woke up and was aggressive," she said. "They were trying to make him stay but he was physically pushing them away."
"When I have children, I will never be able to smell my baby," he told her at the time.
After the frontman experienced more violent mood swings, the pair soon ended their relationship, with the singer later dating Paula Yates and later having one daughter, Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily Hutchence, who was born on 22 July 1996.
However, in 1997, Hutchence was found dead in a Sydney hotel room with an inquest confirming he hung himself. Yates has always disagreed with the verdict, saying his death was a "sex game gone wrong".
Yates herself later died from a drug overdose on 17 September 2000.