Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx shared a post on his official Instagram page celebrating the 20th anniversary of his sobriety while penning an emotional letter in which he encouraged others about giving up their addiction and emphasized how they only need themselves to break the cycle.
As many of you know, the members of Mötley Crüe are widely known for their addictions whether it’s drugs or alcohol, as well as their notorious lifestyle filled with countless partying and getting into trouble which was the prior assets that they were known for. However, it was Nikki Sixx who had a personality that had an extreme tendency to addiction mainly due to his problematic upbringing, and he was addicted to heroin to which he referred to as ‘true love’ multiple times.
Unfortunately, his true love nearly brought his ending since although Sixx overdosed on heroin about half a dozen times, according to his statement, he actually was clinically declared dead for two minutes before a paramedic revived him with two syringes of adrenaline. Fortunately, this incident was a wake-up call for all of the members of the band including Sixx and they all decided to step into a life without addictions. The incident even gave birth to a song by Mötley Crüe, ‘Kickstart My Heart’ which was released as the second single from the band’s fifth studio album, ‘Dr. Feelgood.’
Openly speaking about his struggles as a recovering addict as well as looking back on the time he lost due to his heroin addiction, Mötley Crüe bassist recently shared a post on his official Instagram page that made all of his fans proud as Nikki Sixx managed to maintain a life without his substance addiction for the past 20 years now.
On top of this, Nikki Sixx stated that all his fans have to do in order to get rid of their addiction is to believe in themselves each and every day in order to beat the addiction loop that they have been living regardless of how many people tell them that they cannot live without the drugs and alcohol. In addition to this, Sixx stressed the importance of having gratitude as well as forgiveness for their past in order to move on.
“Some people will try and kick you in the nuts, steal your money, stab you in the back, guaranteed to let you down, sabotage your life, not believe in you, and gossip that you’ll never make a day without drugs or alcohol. And do you know what you’re gonna do? You’re gonna stay sober one day at a time You are the miracle, the one that breaks the addiction chain, the one who is living amends.
The one who has altered your family history. You will live in gratitude for those that never thought you’d stay sober or make it out alive because they made you stronger and you know how to forgive assholes. And when you see people who are still suffering/treading water or gasping for air, be sure to throw them a life vest. Because we give back now to those that are still afflicted and hope they too pass it on.”