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Sober Nikki Sixx Admits He Shot Up Again Right After He Overdosed During Yearlong Heroin Binge

by Gwendolyn Plummer
Gwen is a writer, reader, hockey fan, concert goer, and lunchtime enthusiast.

Rock stars often seem invincible. They live crazy lives and seem to get away with just about everything.

But rock stars are people, too, and they’re just as vulnerable to danger as everyone else. Nikki Sixx knows that better than almost anyone.

Nikki is perhaps best known as the co-founder and main songwriter of the iconic heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. Their hit tunes like “Girls, Girls, Girls” are still some of rock and roll’s best.

But rock isn’t always all it’s cracked up to be. On the outside, Nikki may have appeared to have it all, but inside, he was struggling.

For “exactly one year,” the rocker struggled with an intense addiction to heroin. At one point, his heart even stopped for two minutes.

But what’s scariest is that after Nikki’s heart stopped, he injected heroin again. That led to another overdose, which would be his final one.

Nikki says he woke up the next day and had “a spiritual awakening.” He suddenly didn’t want to do drugs anymore and knew he needed to get help.

It can be incredibly difficult to overcome an addition to heroin, but Nikki has made some incredible strides in life. Since 2010, he’s hosted a pair of syndicated radio programs, and he’s now a father as well.

Check out the video below to hear Nikki Sixx talk about what it took to overcome his addition, and please SHARE this important story on Facebook.

Thumbnail Photos: Instagram / Nikki Sixx // Twitter / Nikki Sixx

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