Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue Celebrates 19 Years Sober


Motley Crue – Story by Cat Badra, photo by Ken Settle

Motley Crue bass player Nikki Sixx has passed a major milestone is his fight against addiction– 19 years sober

Nikki Sixx is celebrating 19 years sober. The bass player for Motley Crue recently passed that milestone and shared a screen shot from his 12 Steps app, which showed his time sober into 228 months, 6,941 days or 166,565 hours.

“19 years of gratitude one day at a time,” Sixx stated on Instagram. “It is the road worth traveling if you are struggling.”

“Old timers are here to guide us but new comers to sobriety are the greatest gift to this simple program,” he added. “Of course it’s not always easy. First thing I did and continue to do is cut toxic people outta my life, then comes the first step and then freedom (if you work it).”

Sixx also stated the he thinks the 12 Steps program help people who aren’t dealing with addiction.

“To me it’s a life program,” Sixx stated. “I am a better man, father, husband, friend, band mate and creative spirit because of this program.”


Sixx has been vocal about his difficulties with substance abuse over the years. He wrote about his problems in his 2007 book “The Heroin Diaries,” which featured journal entries from his time dealing with addiction, as well as his personal photography.



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