Last night, Dr. Drew spoke to rock legend Nikki Sixx, now 20 years clean, a father, and a best-selling author! Nikki’s crazy days with the bad boys of Mötley Crüe included some notoriously wild times. One of those times was Dec. 23, 1987, when Nikki was legally dead for two minutes before medics revived him. Nikki talked with Drew about that experience, as well his other addictions — music and photography. Boy, has he turned his life around!
Here’s what Nikki had to say about being an addict:
” I do believe that I’m an addict on one level or another at all times. I do believe that when I’m writing music I get addicted to the concept of what the outcome of the song is, or the passion behind the lyrics. In photography I feel like I really get into an addictive mode when I’m really shooting shooting shooting, and then I’ll kind of pull back and go into something else. It’s a great thing when it’s a healthy thing, but I have to keep an eye on it all the time because it’s a behavioral thing.”
Glad he can recognize it.
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