Nikki Sixx Confesses That Drugs Don't Help Creativity

October 26, 2017

Motley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx has had a long history with substance abuse and has even managed to come back from the dead for a new lease on life.

While appearing on MSNBC's The Beat, Sixx spoke about opioid epidemic in the United States, reasons why people turn to serious drug use, and the positive experience that he felt while becoming sober. "When people can’t get these pills, they’re then going to the street," says Sixx. "Then you’re dealing with needles and unregulated drugs, and you have a lot of overdoses there as well with the medications being prescribed.”

Sixx then dropped a bomb on a long-standing belief that drugs and other substances act as fuel for creativity. "I was thinking about 1987 and how I was barely able to get an album done and a tour, and actually the tour was cancelled. And in 2017 I'm able to do a radio show, write books, do photography, be a better husband and a father." He added, "I really think sobriety gives you more energy and more creativity."