Kylie Minogue has said that she had never met anyone like late INXS singer Michael Hutchence, describing their romance as "a great love and true hearbreak."
"It's a mixture, a mixture of emotions and memories," Kylie (46) says in a promo video for her appearance on current affairs show Sixty Minutes which airs on Australia’s Channel Nine tomorrow (Sunday July 13).
Kylie dated Hutchence in the late eighties and early nineties before he began relationship with supermodel Helena Christensen.
"It was a great love and true heartbreak,“ Kylie says. "I had so many firsts with him. Let's just say I was 21 and my eyes were open to the world."
"You want to experience everything and I couldn't think of a better person to, you know, take those first steps into the big wide world with."
The couple remained close until Hutchence died at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Sydney, Australia in 1997 while under the influence of drugs and alcohol.
Kylie added: "I remember thinking that at the time, that of course his was the first funeral and the first kind of thing like that, because Michael was just so many firsts in my life. He was. Yes, he was."