Nikki Sixx took to Instagram to celebrate 20 years of sobriety and gave an uplifting message to his followers who may be struggling with addiction.
The Mötley Crüe bassist shared an image of his 12 Steps personal clock showing he’s been sober for 20 years, or 240 months, 7,306 days, 175,319 hours.
“Some people will try and kick you in the nuts, steal your money, stab you in the back, guaranteed to let you down, sabotage yer life, not believe in you and gossip that you’ll never make a day without drugs or alcohol,” Nikki wrote in the caption.
“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 a living amens. 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 a**holes.”
Nikki continued by imploring his fans to reach out to those who they see suffering. “Be sure to throw them a life vest,” he said. “Because we give back now to those that are still afflicted and hope they too pass it on.”
Nikki is getting set to release his memoir The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx on October 19, which will tell the story of the first 21 years of his life.
“You've heard the tales of excess and debauchery," Sixx says. "All the peaks and the valleys that came with rock and roll stardom and my life in one of the world's biggest bands. This is the story that you haven't heard. The one that led up to those stories.”