Monday, February 23, 2009

INXS singer JD Fortune sacked, living in car

JD Fortune, INXS
Living in car ... JD Fortune, the lead singer of INXS who was recruited through a reality show, has been sacked / AP
ROCKERS INXS have sacked JD Fortune, the lead singer they recruited through a US reality show, without any warning.

The singer, who was picked to front the group after winning the series Rockstar: INXS, said he was now broke and living in his car in native Canada after being dumped by the band at Hong Kong airport.

"They said, 'Thank you very much' ... I found myself really alone because I had travelled with these guys for 23 months,'' Fortune told Canada's Entertainment Tonight.

Fortune was the latest singer to join INXS, filling the enormous void left by the death of Michael Hutchence in a Sydney hotel in 1997.

A spokeswoman for the group said she could not comment on Fortune's sacking, as did band member Kirk Pengilly's fiancee Layne Beachley when contacted by Confidential.

I loved watching the show Rockstar and had Voted for JD the entire time...Back then he was homeless and living in his car....I am very disappointed that JD allowed drugs to be the r...

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Kim Gates of Texas

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