Nikki Sixx In Recovery After Undergoing Hip Surgery

April 17, 2017

When you've been rocking high-energy shows for over thirty years, all of that jumping around can really do a number on your body. Nikki Sixx is no exception either.

The Motley Crue/SIXX AM bassist recently went on the operating table for a two-hour hip replacement surgery that he discussed on his "Sixx Sense" podcast. "There's so much about it that I was excited about, and then there was parts of me that I was a little bit freaked out about," said Nikki.

"The thing that was interesting is, at first, when I heard that I needed that, I had that feeling, 'Oh my God! That's like an old person thing.' And I started getting a lot of feedback from our listeners and people in their 30s and 40s that have had hip replacement. In fact, I was just talking to a friend of mine, and his wife, who is 38, just had it done. So it's actually more common than not. And especially because people are more active now."

Sixx mentioned that his doctor joked about how he could take a piece of his own sawed-off bone as a souvenir, or "for reliious reasons," but noted that it would be irrelevant at that point because it "was complete mush." Sixx described the condition of his hip bones as, "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."

Since then, Sixx has been in recovery, and is somewhat amazed by the time it has taken him to feel back at 100%, 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. And I've been here in the house pretty much ever since then. I went out a little bit yesterday, and I kind of took it too far. But I just wanted to be active."

Sixx ended with some final words for future hip surgery patients, "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."

(source: Blabbermouth)