Kylie Minogue pays tribute to Michael Hutchence at Liverpool gig

Having recently revealed that late INXS singer Michael Hutchence still has a special place in her heart, Kylie Minogue remembered her ex-boyfriend during a concert on Wednesday night.

As she kicked off her Kiss Me Once tour in Liverpool, Kylie performed a sultry version of the Australian band's hit Need You Tonight.

Dressed in a black PVC trench coat and hat, Kylie wowed the 12,000-strong audience with the song made famous by INXS in 1987.

Kylie sang INXS's hit Need You Tonight

In July Kylie spoke about how she still holds dear the time she spent with Michael, who tragically died in 1997 at the age of 37.

From 1989 the pair dated for two years, until Michael famously ended the relationship over the phone after meeting supermodel Helena Christensen.

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In spite of their split, however, they remained close friends until Michael's passing 17 years ago.

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"It's a mixture of emotions and memories," said Kylie in a promotional video for her interview with 60 Minutes. "I'd never met anyone like that.

"It was great love, and it was true heartbreak," she added. "I had so many firsts with him."

Previously speaking to, Kylie recalled Michael's larger-than-life personality.

"A guy with that much charisma, it doesn't just switch off, you don't just forget about that person," she said. "I don't know what it was like for the other women in his life, but my love for him remains."