Hayes: 'Jackson Inspired Me To Come Out'
MICHAEL JACKSON inspired Australian pop star DARREN HAYES to come out as gay.
The former Savage Garden star claims Jackson made him realise how important it was to be honest to himself.
Hayes says, "I connected with that gorgeous, wounded creature that he was."
The Insatiable singer revealed his sexuality last year (06) when he announced he had 'wed' British boyfriend Richard Cullen in a same-sex civil ceremony in the U.K.