Kylie Minogue is said to be in turmoil over a new INXS biopic.
The Australian pop star dated INXS lead singer Michael Hutchence for two years from 1989.
They remained close up until Michael's untimely death in 1997, which was recorded as suicide by a coroner.
A new two-part Australian drama INXS: Never Tear Us Apart is set to air in February and friends worry that all Kylie's raw emotions over the death will be dredged up again.
"That time is so precious to her. Of all her exes, it's Michael who she misses the most. The idea of their relationship being cheapened and undermined for public titillation is almost unbearable," a source told Britain's Now magazine.
"Kylie's people have been making some enquires about the script and her description of it."
Sources are also concerned because Kylie is still getting over her split from model Andrés Velencoso.
The pair split last year and 45-year-old Kylie has since thrown herself into work, which includes her latest project as a mentor on the UK version of The Voice.
"The whole Andrés situation hit her for six. She signed up for a load of commitments, believing he'd be waiting for her.
Now she's on her own again, hearing all sorts of stories about the beautiful young models he's been spending his time with. It's all desperately sad and makes her pine for the past," the source added.
Kylie has spoken openly in the past of her love for Michael and the loss she felt when he died.
"With one man, there was freedom and liberation. That was with Michael, my partner in life... Yes, he did have a dark side, but he was also a beautiful person," she previously stated.