The shocking story behind a brain injury that changed the personality of Michael Hutchence and triggered a downward spiral has been revealed.
More than 20 years since his suicide by the star, a crucial detail that led to the fall of Australian rock legend has only just come to light.
In 1992 Hutchence was beaten by a taxi driver during a late pizza run in Copenhagen.
Details of the one-punch attack were revealed by his former partner, supermodel Helena Christensen, in a documentary about the life of the INXS frontman, Mystify: Michael Hutchence.
The shocking story behind a brain injury that changed the personality of Michael Hutchence and led to a downward spiral has been revealed (Hutchence depicted in Germany in 1990)
Details of the one-punch attack were revealed by his former partner supermodel Helena Christensen (pictured left with Hutchence) in a documentary about the life of the INXS frontman, Mystify: Michael Hutchence
Mrs. Christensen tells the moment she witnessed the taxi driver yelling at Hutchence to leave his way before he got out of his car and hit him, ABC reported.
The punch was so powerful that it pushed the singer back and he fell, broke his head on the sidewalk and left him unconscious in the middle of the street.
& # 39; He was unconscious and blood came from his mouth and ear & # 39 ;, Christensen recalls in the documentary.
The super model hurried Hutchence to the hospital, but thought he would not survive the night.
But when he woke up in the hospital, Christensen said he wasn't the same person.
& # 39; This dark, very angry side appeared in him & # 39 ;, she says.
Mrs. Christensen said that his personality changed from & # 39; cheerful, sweet, deep and emotional & # 39; to & # 39; dark and very angry & # 39 ;.
In the week and a half that he was staying at the Danish hospital, he was aggressive and would send doctors and nurses away, insisting that it was fine to go home.
In the following month he spent the entire time in the super model apartment and refused to eat and vomit blood.
More than 20 years since his suicide by the star, a crucial detail that led to the fall of Australian rock legend has only just come to light (depicted with Kylie Minoque in 1992)
The punch was so powerful that it pushed the singer back and hit his head on the curb, leaving him unconscious in the middle of Copenhagen's street
The couple then traveled to Paris, where they visited a specialist who confirmed that Hutchence's sensory interest in food and wine had been erased in the attack.
He has also suffered multiple brain bruises and started taking medication to resolve the pain caused by the injury.
Christensen says that five years later the incident contributed to Michael & # 39; s depression and eventual suicide in a hotel room in Sydney.
& # 39; When Michael hit his head, he met another person and I'm sure doctors prescribe all kinds of weird and wonderful concoctions, & # 39; told bassist Garry Gary Beers on Sunday evening in 2014.
& # 39; He was a dick and it wasn't him, that's the thing. It was not the Michael we knew and that was what was surprising. He could not smell, he could not taste, he drank wine by the bottle, because it was not for him. & # 39;
While publicly saying that he lost his sense of smell and taste, Hutchence swore Mrs. Christensen to secrecy about the attack.
Christensen says that five years later the incident contributed to Michael & # 39; s depression and eventual suicide in a hotel room in Sydney (shown in London in 1990)
Australian director Richard Lowenstein (photo) said that even the band members did not know the full extent of the Hutchence injury until they saw the documentary completely
& # 39; 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 Everything about quitting.
The director said that even the band members did not fully know the damage of the Hutchence until they saw the documentary completely.
Mr. Lowenstein obtained the full unedited coroner report from the singer by British journalists and received advice from neurologists and psychologists.
He said it was a & # 39; revelation & # 39; was over Hutchence's downward spiral, with a & # 39; perfect storm of suicide risk & # 39; in the report.
Mystify is more than 90 minutes of editing from the life of rock legend, with footage from old interviews, outtakes and home videos that Hutchence had made himself.
Mr. Lowenstein revealed his media silence after Hutchence's death in 1997 and helped him gain the trust of those closest to him.
In the film of Lowenstein interviews are conducted with the former girlfriends Kylie Minogue 51 and Helena Christensen of the rock star 50, who has not spoken openly about her relationship with the rock star since his death.
& # 39; I hadn't been in the press for the past 20 years since he died, so they knew their precious footage was in safe hands & # 39 ;, the director told Today Extra.
The unseen fragments from Hutchence's life include private images of Minogue and Michael on holiday together in Europe.
Christensen says the incident contributed five years later to Michael & # 39; s depression and eventual suicide in a hotel room in Sydney (shown together)
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