Nikki Sixx stuns people with restraint

Nikki Sixx stuns people with restraint

Nikki Sixx thinks people are always surprised that she’s cool.

The 62-year-old rocker insists he’s been living a “fairly clean lifestyle” for two decades, but whenever fans see him in public, they’re eager to give him a drink.

He told Classic Rock magazine: “A lot of people don’t realize it but I’m a sober 20 years old.

“But before that I had six years of abstinence. And before that, I had four ears where I was clean, right?

“For Those First” [periods of sobriety], I went up and down.

“But I’m really seeing somewhere between 25 and 30 years about not sticking needles and drinking alcohol and taking pills and stuff.

“I live a really clean lifestyle. But people don’t think that way when I go to restaurants.

“People are always like, ‘Hey man! What’s up? Clap two! Let me buy you a shot of Jack Daniels!’

“I’m like, ‘It’s been three decades.'”

And the Motley Fool rocker is determined to take care of her body to be able to compete with other rockers.

Discussing how he hit the treadmill and hired a nutritionist prior to the band’s ‘stadium tour’ with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, he said: “I wanted to keep it in the book. The reason for this was that I wanted people to understand if the process is like you want to compete.

“I’m thinking about going on stage with Def Leppard and those guys are awesome every time ******.

“Poison, they bring it. Breta [Michaels] Really focuses on his performance. And Joan Jett has always been an ace.

“I also look at Metallica and I’m looking at Aerosmith and I’m thinking, ‘What is Slipknot doing?’

“I keep my eye on what’s going on out there and I don’t want to be that guy who’s on stage and they go, ‘Okay, old Nikki Six, doesn’t look like she’s got steam now, ya know? ‘ F**k that.

“So I’m going to work harder than anyone else because it won’t be my story.”