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Nikki Sixx marks 19 years of sobriety: “I look up every day and say thank you”

Slaven Vlasic/Getty ImagesNikki Sixx is officially 19 years sober.
The Mötley Crüe bassist marked the milestone with a screen shot from his 12 Steps app, which also breaks down his time sober into 228 months, or 6,941 days, or 166,565 …

Slaven Vlasic/Getty ImagesNikki Sixx is officially 19 years sober.

The Mötley Crüe bassist marked the milestone with a screen shot from his 12 Steps app, which also breaks down his time sober into 228 months, or 6,941 days, or 166,565 hours.

"19 years of gratitude one day at a time," Sixx writes in an Instagram post. "It is the road worth traveling if you are struggling."

"Old timers are here to guide us but new comers to sobriety are the greatest gift to this simple program," he continues. "Of course it's not always easy. First thing I did and continue to do is cut toxic people outta my life, then comes the first step and then freedom (if you work it)."

Sixx adds that he believes the 12 Steps program can also help non-addicts.

"To me it's a life program," Sixx writes. "I am a better man, father, husband, friend, band mate and creative spirit because of this program."

"I LOOK UP EVERYDAY AND SAY THANK YOU," he concludes.

Sixx's struggle with drugs is detailed in his 2007 book The Heroin Diaries, which was accompanied by the Sixx:A.M. album The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack.

By Josh Johnson
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