Michael Hutchence’s sister criticizes his ex Helena Christensen for keeping his brain injury a secret

The sister of the late rock star Michael Hutchence has harshly criticized his ex-girlfriend, supermodel Helena Christensen, for not disclosing that she suffered a brain injury during a visit to Denmark in August 1992.

Tina Hutchence said her family learned only three years ago that the INXS frontman suffered a brain injury after he was hit by a Copenhagen taxi driver.

speaking to Sun This week, Tina said she was angry the ’90s supermodel waited so long to speak out about the incident, after Michael committed suicide in a Sydney hotel room on November 22, 1997.

“I’m sure if Michael (pictured with supermodel Helena Christensen above) hadn’t been in that accident in Denmark, he would still be with us today,” says Tina Hutchence.

“I know Michael was so happy with Helena and there was a time when I couldn’t imagine them not being together,” she said.

“But I felt angry when I first found out about the assault, as I felt it was his duty to tell his family something.”

Tina said there were “horrible stories” about Michael after his death, including that he passed away from a sex act gone wrong. She said Helena could have communicated privately with her family.

‘There were all these horrible stories about Michael after he died, so Helena not telling us about the head injury was wrong. She was very close to our parents and could have easily gotten closer.”

Tina added: “I’m sure if Michael hadn’t had that accident in Denmark he would still be with us today.”

“Helena not telling us about the head injury was wrong,” says Tina Hutchence (pictured)

When Michael woke up in the hospital after the accident, Helena says that he was not the same person.

When Michael woke up in the hospital after the accident, Helena says that he was not the same person.

Runway star Helena first spoke of the attack in 2019 in a documentary about the life of INXS frontman Mystify: Michael Hutchence.

Ms. Christensen recounted the moment she saw the taxi driver yell at Hutchence to get out of his way before getting out of her car and hitting him, ABC reported.

The blow was so strong that it pushed the singer back and he fell, hitting his head on the curb and knocking him unconscious in the middle of the street.

Michael committed suicide in a Sydney hotel room on November 22, 1997. The INXS frontman was one of the most famous men in the world at the time.

Michael committed suicide in a Sydney hotel room on November 22, 1997. The INXS frontman was one of the most famous men in the world at the time.

“He was unconscious and blood was coming out of his mouth and ear,” Christensen recalled in the documentary.

The supermodel took Hutchence to the hospital, but thought she wouldn’t make it through the night.

When she woke up in the hospital, Christensen says she wasn’t the same person.

“This very angry, dark side came out in him,” she said.

Ms Christensen said her personality changed from “happy, sweet, deep and emotional to dark and very angry”.

In the week and a half that he was in the Danish hospital, he was aggressive, shooing the doctors and nurses away, insisting that it was okay 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 traveled 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 suffered multiple concussions and began taking medication to deal with the pain caused by the injury.

The blow was so forceful that it pushed the singer back and smashed his head against the sidewalk, leaving him unconscious in the middle of Copenhagen street.  The incident occurred five years before his death.  Here: London, 1990

The blow was so forceful that it pushed the singer back and smashed his head against the sidewalk, leaving him unconscious in the middle of Copenhagen street. The incident occurred 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 the doctors prescribed all sorts of weird and wonderful concoctions for him,” bassist Garry Gary Beers told Sunday Night in 2014.

‘He was a jerk and it wasn’t him, that’s the thing. He wasn’t the Michael we knew and that was the surprising thing. He couldn’t smell, he couldn’t taste, he was drinking wine by the bottle because it was nothing to him.

While he was public about the loss of his sense of smell and taste, Hutchence swore to Christensen to secrecy about the attack.

“He didn’t even tell his parents for 20 years, so his interview was very revealing. And then the coroner’s report was even more revealing: what he was hiding,” Australian director Richard Lowenstein told ABC Radio National’s Stop Everything.

The director said that even the band members did not know the full extent of Hutchence’s injury until they saw the full documentary.

Lowenstein obtained the singer’s full, unedited forensic report from 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 leader of INXS in the '80s and '90s. Pictured with the band

Michael rose to fame as the leader of INXS in the ’80s and ’90s. Pictured with the band

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