Hanoi Rocks’ Andy McCoy Says He Revived Nikki Sixx
Hanoi Rocks guitarist Andy McCoy recently joined an interview with Indie Power and reflected on his relationship with Nikki Sixx. The musician also recalled the time he saved the bassist’s life.
It is publicly known that Hanoi Rocks and Mötley Crüe have a complicated history filled with tragic incidents and several arguments among two band members. The most famous incident is probably the unfortunate car crash, which resulted in Hanoi Rocks drummer Nicholas ‘Razzle’ Dingley’s death while Vince Neil was at the wheel. Andy McCoy recently referred to it in another interview and targeted Vince Neil for never apologizing to him for what happened in the past.
This time McCoy was harsh on another Mötley Crüe member, Nikki Sixx, about his near-death experience due to heroin back in 1987. Nikki Sixx had long struggled with addiction, and there was one time he was dead for nearly two minutes. Although the people around him tried to revive the bassist at the time, they failed and Sixx was pronounced dead. Then, the bassist was brought to life at the hospital.
Andy McCoy claimed that Nikki Sixx’s book, ‘The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star,’ in which he also talked about this near-death incident, is full of lies since they don’t reflect what happened there. The guitarist stated that he was the one who saved Nikki Sixx’s life by reviving him, although his book told the story differently. McCoy also highlighted that Sixx never thanked him for saving his life, which made the bassist a ‘second-class citizen’ in his eyes.
Andy McCoy said the following about Nikki Sixx’s overdose experience:
“I f*cking got him revived, got his heart beating again. And the thank you I’ve gotten has been ‘de nada.’ I mean, de nada. And that makes him a second-class citizen in my eyes because he only thinks about the buck.”
You can watch the rest of the interview below.