Nikki Sixx: Mötley Crüe Bassist Survives Major Surgery

Many Nikki Sixx fans wondered just what all the grimacing on the bass player’s face was about during his last tour. It turns out that Sixx wasn’t just gritting through the songs, he was gritting through some serious pain.

Nikki Sixx explained what was going on yesterday on his Facebook Page:

“I have been performing the last few months with a pretty intense double hernia, but you gotta give 100% even through the pain onstage. The good news is yesterday I got surgery on both sides and it went really, really well.”

Apparently the surgery was very painful, however, painful enough to still be affecting Nikki even after the fact.

“Holy Jesus, it feels like I got kicked in the stomach by a horse. They gave me some pain meds but I’m trying not to take them, and luckily, Courtney Bingham-Sixx [Sixx’s wife] looks pretty hot in her nurse outfit…”

Sixx’s mention of not taking pain meds is clearly in response to his past problems with drugs, and heroin in particular. Nikki even wrote a book about his past problems with the needle, entitled, The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star. The book chronicles his rise to rock superstardom, the pitfalls of the career and how he fell headlong into them. Nikki Sixx would be the last person to proclaim himself a Nobel laureate, but he does have a way with words.

“There is something about spending Christmas alone, naked, sitting by the Christmas tree gripping a shotgun, that lets you know that your life is spinning dangerously outta control.”

After releasing The Heroin Diaries, Nikki Sixx joined forced with Covenant House, the largest privately funded organization in America that provides shelter, food, immediate crisis care and other services to homeless and runaway youth. Sixx formed his own division in association with Covenant House called Running Wild in the Night. In addition to the services Covenant House provide, Nicki’s division of the organization provides a creative arts and music program.

In 2010, Nikki Sixx launched his own radio show, calling it Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx. The show airs on weekdays from 7:00 p.m. to midnight local time on rock and alternative radio stations across the country. On each episode, Nikki intersperses rock music with anecdotes, guests, and his take on music and life in general.

Nikki Sixx stated in his message to his fans yesterday that he thought he’d be up and “kicking a**” in a few weeks and back in the gym and on tour in six weeks.

image via Sixx Sense