Kylie Minogue recalls great love and heartbreak

Last updated 05:00 15/07/2014
The Sydney Morning Herald

Kylie Minogue reveals the truth behind the Michael Hutchence's pick-up line and those infamous golden hot pants.

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To some it would be a pick up line with enough arrogance to warrant a drink in the face.

But for Australia's musical golden girl Kylie Minogue, the very forward statement from Michael Hutchence left her equally taken aback and intrigued.

In an interview aired on Sunday night that was more joyous than emotional, Minogue relived the "great love" she shared with the late INXS frontman.

"I never met anyone like that, I really hadn't," she told the Nine Network's 60 Minutes program.

"I was probably not very cool then and he was uber cool and somehow we met in the middle."

Asked about the rumoured pick up line Hutchence used on her - "Kylie I don't know whether to take you to lunch or have sex with you" - the former Neighbours star was overwhelmed by giggles.

"I'm not going to say exactly what the line was because I like that it was just between him and I but it was something like that," she told interviewer Karl Stefanovic.

Hutchence and Minogue's romance in the late 80's was short-lived.

"It was great love and it was true heartbreak," she said.

Hutchence took his own life in a Sydney hotel room in 1997.

Minogue said she missed him just as much as anyone who was fortunate enough to share time with him.

Years later Minogue overcame another hurdle when she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

The coach on television show The Voice became emotional as she recalled having to rely on others to take care of her through the illness.

"Oh boy how did I do that?" she said.

"Someone had said to me at the time 'be a little bit selfish'.

"It's not in my nature to be selfish but now was the time to do that, let people take care of you.

"And um...that's what I did."

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