Helena Christensen has shared throwbacks of her late ex, INXS frontman, Michael Hutchence after being slammed by his sister for keeping his brain injury a secret.
The Danish supermodel dated Michael for four years following his split from Kylie Minogue in 1991.
And sharing snaps from that time on Instagram on Tuesday, she wrote: ‘Hey Michael, was just on the phone with some friends of yours who all love you very much.
‘You made everyone feel alive and loved’: Helena Christensen shared throwback photos of late ex-boyfriend INXS star Michael Hutchence on Instagram on Tuesday
Love: She shared this sweet caption alongside the images which was met with support from her famous pals
‘We shared some beautiful memories and of course we laughed a lot cause being around you was so fun and joyous.
‘You made everyone feel alive and loved, there was always such a magical light around you ~ a light that will never go out.
‘Thank you @fabrizioferriofficial for sharing these contact sheets with me ❤️.’
The pair looked completely in love in the black and white snaps which showed them cuddling while topless in an artistic fashion.
A host of celebrities posted in the comments section, including Linda Evangelista, Jamie Oliver and Karen Elson.
Painful memories: The post came after Michael’s sister slammed Helena for failing to reveal he suffered a brain injury on a visit to Denmark in August, 1992
The post came after Michael’s sister slammed Helena for failing to reveal he suffered a brain injury on a visit to Denmark in August, 1992.
Tina Hutchence said her family only found out three years ago that the INXS frontman suffered a brain injury after he was punched by a Copenhagen cab driver.
Speaking to The Sun this week, Tina said she was angry the 90s supermodel waited so long to talk about the incident, after Michael famously died of suicide in a Sydney hotel room back in November 22, 1997.
‘I’m sure that if Michael (pictured with Helena) didn’t have that accident in Denmark, he would still be with us today,’ Tina Hutchence says
‘I know Michael was so happy with Helena and there was a time when I could not imagine them not being together,’ she said.
‘But I did feel angry when I first found out about the assault, as I felt it was her duty to say something to his family.’
Tina said there were ‘awful stories’ about Michael following his death, including that he passed away from a sex act gone wrong. She said Helena could have privately reached-out to their family.
‘There were all these awful stories about Michael after he died, so for Helena not to tell us about the head injury was wrong. She was very close to our parents and could have easily reached out.’
Tina added: ‘I’m sure that if Michael didn’t have that accident in Denmark, he would still be with us today.’
‘For Helena not to tell us about the head injury was wrong,’ says Tina Hutchence (pictured)
When Michael woke at the hospital after the accident, Helena says he wasn’t the same person
Catwalk star Helena first spoke of the attack in 2019 in a documentary about the INXS frontman’s life, Mystify: Michael Hutchence.
Ms Christensen recounted the moment she witnessed the taxi driver yell at Hutchence to move out of his way before getting out of his car and punching him, ABC reported.
The punch was so forceful it pushed the singer backwards and he fell, smashing his head on the curb and leaving him unconscious in the middle of the street.
Michael famously died of suicide in a Sydney hotel room back in November 22, 1997. The INXS frontman was one of the most famous men in the world at the time
‘He was unconscious and there was blood coming out of his mouth and ear,’ Ms Christensen recalled in the documentary.
The supermodel rushed Hutchence to hospital but thought he wouldn’t live through the night.
When he woke at the hospital, Christensen says he wasn’t the same person.
‘This dark, very angry side came out in him,’ she said.
Ms Christensen said his personality changed from ‘joyful, sweet, deep and emotional to dark and very angry’.
In the week and a half he stayed at the Danish hospital, he was aggressive and would push away doctors and nurses, insisting he was fine to go home.
In the following month, he spent the entire time in the supermodel’s apartment refusing to eat and vomiting blood.
The couple then travelled to Paris where they visited a specialist, who confirmed that Hutchence’s sensory interest in food and wine was erased in the attack.
He also sustained multiple brain contusions and began taking drugs to deal with the pain caused from the injury.
The punch was so forceful it pushed the singer backwards and smashed his head on the curb, leaving him unconscious in the middle of the Copenhagen street. The incident happened five years before his death. Here: London, 1990
Christensen says the incident contributed to Michael’s depression and eventual suicide in a Sydney hotel room five years later.
‘When Michael hit his head, he came back a different person and I’m sure doctors were prescribing all sorts of weird and wonderful concoctions,’ bassist Garry Gary Beers told Sunday Night in 2014.
‘He was a d**k and it wasn’t him, that’s the thing. It wasn’t the Michael we knew and that’s what was so surprising. He couldn’t smell, he couldn’t taste, he was drinking wine by the bottle ’cause it was just like nothing to him.’
While he was public about losing his sense of smell and taste, Hutchence swore Christensen to secrecy about the attack.
‘She didn’t even tell her parents for 20 years, so her interview was very revealing. And then the coroner’s report was even more revealing — of what he was hiding,’ Australian director Richard Lowenstein told ABC Radio National’s Stop Everything.
The director said not even the band members knew the full extent the Hutchence’s injury until they saw the documentary in full.
Lowenstein obtained the singer’s full unedited coroner’s report through British journalists and obtained the advice of neurologists and psychologists.
He said it was a ‘revelation’ about Hutchence’s downward spiral, with a ‘perfect storm of suicide risk’ in the report.
Michael rose to fame as the INXS frontman in the 80s and 90s. Pictured with the band