Why Jon Farriss Had To Hire Security Guards After Michael Hutchence’s Death

INXS drummer Jon Farriss has revealed how he coped the week after Michael Hutchence’s death.

Hutchence died on November 22, 1997, a few days before INXS were due to start an Australian tour.

The band were together, waiting for Hutchence to arrive for rehearsals, when they were told the shock news.

Fans gather outside The Ritz-Carlton in Double Bay, Sydney awaiting news of Michael Hutchence. 22/11/1997
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They were told they should bunker down for a week to avoid media intrusion.

However Jon said he needed to take a more extreme measure to protect himself – he reveals why here

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