Melbourne, Feb 6 (ANI): Belinda Carlisle, one of the biggest female singers of the 1980s, has admitted that she is surprised to still "have a nose" after 25 years of cocaine abuse.
The 52-year-old singer also revealed she dated Aussie rock star Michael Hutchence, describing the INXS frontman of having "a charisma I have never really seen in anyone else".
Carlisle, who is touring Australia for the first time in eight years, performing at league and RSL clubs, said drugs, parties and endless debauchery became the norm.
"I'm surprised I have a nose, honestly, and a brain that actually works most of the time," the Daily Telegraph quoted her as saying.
"For me, it came down to a matter of life and death. I'm surprised I never ended up in jail, because I really should have been quite a few times with the things I did, which aren't revealed in the book," she said.
The singer gave up cocaine six years ago and last year wrote about her superstar lifestyle in the autobiography Lips Unsealed. (ANI)