Kylie Minogue's sad Melbourne Cup admission: 'Emotional ride'

Gillian Wolski
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·2-min read

She may have lived in the UK for many, many years but Kylie Minogue proved she’s still an Aussie gal at heart in an interview as part of Channel 10’s Melbourne Cup coverage on Tuesday.

The London-based singing superstar, 52, joined hosts Gorgi Coughlan and Stephen Quartermain via video link to celebrate the race that stops the nation that’s held in her very own home city.

Kylie Minogue has opened up about her 'emotional ride' during lockdown in a Melbourne Cup interview. Photo: Channel 10.
Kylie Minogue has opened up about her 'emotional ride' during lockdown in a Melbourne Cup interview. Photo: Channel 10.

After chatting about her own Cup memories — including a questionable outfit from 1988’s event — Kylie opened up about life in COVID-19 lockdown half a world away from Australia.

“I was very grateful that I was able to keep working and be creative,” she said, admitting that she ‘had it pretty good’ compared with others.

The Spinning Around chart-topper then became quite solemn and took a long pause before continuing.


Kylie Minogue attending the Fashion Awards 2019 at the Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London. PA Photo. Picture date: Monday December 2, 2019. See PA story SHOWBIZ Fashion. Photo credit should read: Ian West/PA Wire (Photo by Ian West/PA Images via Getty Images)
Kylie at the Fashion Awards 2019 in London. Photo: Getty Images.

“The emotional ride was still something... I can tell you I have never felt further away from home,” she said poignantly.

Kylie is gearing up for the release of her fifteenth album, DISCO, which she put the finishing touches on from her home studio.

The ‘honourary Brit’ was reportedly very hands-on during the process, with her record label revealing that she was ‘learning to record and engineer her own vocals’ back in May.

Back in January, the Melbourne-born pop icon announced she and her family had donated a collective $500,000 to bushfire relief following the devastating blazes that ravaged the country’s east coast.

“Returning home to such devastation throughout much of the country is heartbreaking. As a family, we’ve donated $500,000 towards the immediate firefighting efforts and the ongoing support which will be required,” she wrote on Instagram.

Never miss a thing. Sign up to Yahoo Lifestyle’s daily newsletter.

Or if you have a story idea, email us at