Nikki Sixx Celebrates Sobriety Birthday

Nikki Sixx has taken to Facebook to celebrate the ninth anniversary of his sobriety earlier this week. The Motley Crue rocker gave up drinking in 2004 after years of addiction, and now he says the decision allowed him to better understand himself as a person.

"Today is my sobriety birthday. By letting go of self and ego, working a program that connects you to a higher power and giving back to those still struggling are just some of the important things you learn through sobriety. You get to repair the damage done from drink, drugs and horrific behaviors that broke peoples' hearts who loved you," he wrote in the statement.

"For me taking away the substance just gave (me) a honest view of who I had become and then the healing started. I do believe without any program to help many are just dry drunks and there is always a danger of them going out again. I've been there. It's not pretty. This is no joking matter to me so I take it seriously," he added.

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