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NIKKI SIXX: ‘I’m Unofficially Retired’ From Touring

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Monday, 26 June 2017
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Nikki Sixx says that he is "unofficially retired" from touring, less than three months after undergoing hip replacement surgery. In a new post on his official Facebook page, the MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX:A.M. bassist wrote: "For those of you asking, I've been playing in bands and touring the world for 40 years. I have no immediate tour plans unless I get a wild hair up my ass or something or somebody really inspirational comes along. "Since I've been home, I've just been writing music non-stop, recording with other artists, taking vocal, bass and guitar lessons and focusing on photography. "Money has never been and isn't a driving force for me. "Let the chips fall where they fall. "So I guess I'm unofficially retired or maybe just expired at this time. "Nice to give 100% of my time to my wife and kids. "Got a couple SIXX:A.M. albums coming out soon and one book this year. 'Sixx Sense' radio is the biggest syndicated radio show in the world and that going on eight years. I got two books in the works and I am in talks to develop a TV show (not reality) as well as 'The Dirt' for Netflix and 'The Heroin Diaries' play. "YUP, I AM RETIRED... HAHA" Sixx underwent a two-hour hip-replacement procedure in early April after announcing online that was he was preparing to go under the knife. He later said on his nationally syndicated radio show "Sixx Sense" that the doctor told him he could take sawed-off bone home "for religious reasons," but added that it "was complete mush." He explained: "The bone had just basically disintegrated from where they sawed it off and from where it was bone-on-bone. So I'd actually earned this surgery." Nikki marveled at the speed of his recovery, saying: "It's amazing what they can do with modern medicine. I have to tell you, I was up, I was walking. The next day, I walked three hundred feet, and the next day, with only a cane, I walked up a flight of stairs, they showed me how to get in and out of a car, and they sent me home." He added: "So for anybody out there that has to go through a surgery like this, it's probably the best thing you'll ever do for yourself, 'cause I'm really feeling a lot better than I was before I went in for surgery." In 2015, MÖTLEY CRÜE completed "The Final Tour", closing the book on the band's iconic career after performing a total of 164 shows in 72 markets, grossing over $100 million. Last November, Nikki said that there was "no chance" of MÖTLEY CRÜE ever making another record, insisting that the band creatively "came to a crawl." A tour film about MÖTLEY CRÜE's final shows, "The End", came out last year, and a film adaptation of the band's 2001 autobiography "The Dirt" will land at Netflix. Sixx is working on the Broadway adaptation of his memoir, "The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star". SIXX:A.M.'s latest double album, "Prayers For The Blessed" and "Prayers For The Damned", came out during 2016.

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