Nikki Sixx Has A Lot Of Regrets About His Late Sister Lisa Who Had Down Syndrome
Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx gave an interview to Yahoo Entertainment and revealed that he has some regrets concerning his late sister Lisa who was born with Down Syndrome.
Nikki Sixx was born on December 11, 1958. He had a half-brother Rodney Anthony Ferenna and a half-sister, Ceci. However, the bassist also had a biological sister he has no memory of ever seeing. His sister’s name was Lisa, and she was born with Down syndrome, was blind, and almost entirely deaf. Sixx’s family sent her to an institution back in those days, and then the bassist’s father left home. Sadly, Sixx first saw Lisa at her funeral in 2000.
Apart from his successful music career, Sixx is also an author or co-author of three memoirs. He recently published a new book titled ‘The First 21’ in which he talked about his life before joining the Crüe. In the book, the bassist explored his troubled childhood, his father’s abandonment, and his sister Lisa.
In a recent interview by Yahoo Entertainment, the host Lyndsey Parker asked Nikki Sixx about his sister Lisa. He said that by the time he was two years old, his mother had Lisa, but the doctor said she shouldn’t come and stay with them. The bassist then said his father and mother decided to bring her home to take care of her, and she was with them for 11 months.
Following that, Sixx said he questioned whether he could have done something differently and talked to his family members. However, they told him that he couldn’t go to see Lisa because this would upset her. The musician admitted that he regretted not seeing her before, after realizing he didn’t know several things about her.
Nikki Sixx told Yahoo Entertainment about his sister Lisa that:
“The doctor said she should not come home. I was 2, I think. My dad and mom decided to bring her home and take care of her. So, she was with us in San Jose, California, where I and my sister was born, for 11 months. You know, I kind of like dug into this a little bit, and I’m like ‘So, could have I done something differently?’
But every time I talked to family members, it was like ‘You can’t go see Lisa, because it upsets her.’ I have a lot of regrets about that, you know. But I realized that I got a lot of wrong information. So that was an opportunity in this book to clarify.”
You can check out the rest of the interview below.