old Tiger is enjoying herself in Australia. She is staying with her "surrogate
mother", Yates' close pal, Belinda Brewin, in a high security apartment
tower in the historic area of Sydney, Australia, called The Rocks. Kel
Hutchence says Tiger Lily will stay in Australia for six weeks while her
mother undergoes mental treatment. He says, "I'm hoping to arrange some
playgroups at my home in Bellevue Hill with other children the same age.
Already she complains about being inside the apartment all the time. "It
is a very emotional time indeed because she will always be the living
reminder of my lost son on this planet. The most important thing now,
however, is that we all pull together and ensure life goes on."
A very happy
birthday to Kell Hutchence, Michael's father, known affectionately as
"Daddio." Kell is currently recuperating from surgery in Sydney and is
reportedly doing quite well. His grand-daughter, Tiger, celebrates her
2nd birthday tomorrow. Tiger, whose mother Paula is currently being hospitalized
for depression, will arrive in Australia in a few days to spend some time
with the Hutchence clan. Happy Birthday to Kell and Tiger!
to Paula Yates' suicide attempt, Tim
Farriss has come forward and announced that the band is working to
put together a benefit show for Paula and Michael's daughter Tiger. The
idea for the concert is to have such acts as U2, David Bowie, Elton John,
Aretha Franklin, Nick Cave, Iggy Pop, and Tom Jones each sing a favorite
added that INXS will reconvene in September to discuss their future. He
would very much like to see the remaining five band members return to
their original pre-INXS moniker. "It started as the Farriss Brothers (in
1977), it became INXS (in 1979) and I think it goes back to The Farriss
Brothers - that's the way I see it. It's still essentially the same band
but it was different then, and it will be different now... There could
never be a replacement for Michael."
A very happy
birthday to Kirk Pengilly, who hits the big 4-0 today. Enjoy your day
speaking with England's Daily Mail, confirmed today Paula had indeed
attempted suicide earlier this week. Confirming that Yates is now receiving
psychiatric treatment at the Priory Clinic in London, she said, "She had
tried to do what Michael did. I feel so sorry for Paula. It's been one
tragedy after another. I know she has simply not been able to come to
terms with Michael's death - she was so in love with him. She feels unable
to think of anything else. I'm sure this is part of the reason she tried
to copy the way he took his life." Yates is expected to remain at the
clinic for at least one month.
Is London today reports the following sad story:
was recovering in a private west London clinic today after an apparent
suicide attempt. She was saved by paramedics after reportedly trying to
hang herself in a carbon-copy of her lover Michael Hutchence's death.
It is believed Miss Yates - who has been treated for acute depression
since Hutchence's death - had taken an overdose of pills. Police removed
a quantity, though there is no suggestion they were illicit.
were called to her Notting Hill home yesterday after a friend reportedly
found her hanging from a bedroom door with a noose around her neck. The
London Ambulance Service said she had not needed hospital treatment. The
mother of four, 38, was taken to Roehampton's Priory clinic where she
is receiving psychiatric help.
described the apparent suicide bid as "a cry for help".