Content warning: This article deals with suicide and may be triggering for some readers.
In 1991, a Victoria’s Secret Angel met a rockstar.
Speaking in new documentary, Mystify: Michael Hutchence, which explores Michael Hutchence’s turbulent life, Christensen described their relationship as a “perfect match” that was “joyful, sweet, deep and emotional”.
“[It was] total mental and physical chemistry,” she said.
But two years after they split, the 37-year-old was found dead in a hotel room in Sydney’s Double Bay. An inquest found it to be suicide.
Helena Christensen believes the answer to Michael Hutchence’s deteriorating health and wellbeing in the final five years of his life lies in an accident in August 1992.
When the couple were drinking on the streets of her hometown Copenhagen, Hutchence refused to move for a taxi, prompting the driver to assault the musician. Hutchence fell to the ground, hitting his head on the concrete.
"He was unconscious and there was blood coming out of his mouth and ear," Christensen recalled. "I thought he was dead."
Hutchence suffered a serious head injury, one Christensen says left him a different man.
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