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LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 19: Musician Nikki Sixx of Motley Crue performs onstage during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 19, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Many fans that follow Nikki Sixx on Facebook were greeted with a surprising status update today saying that he has “no immediate tour plans” and that he’s “unofficially retired.”

For those of you asking,Ive been playing in bands and touring the world for 40 years...I have no immediate tour plans...

Posted by Nikki Sixx on Monday, June 26, 2017

For starters, from his syndicated radio show to working on books, a TV show and a stage play, Sixx is anything but retired.  Plus, Sixx had hip surgery in April and said in a previous Facebook update he needs to get two more surgeries this year on his shoulders.

Nikki Sixx

After two years of touring the world ( including touring with Motley on our Final Toür ) being in pretty brutal pain I can finally put that all behind me...So now I got a hip bone that looks like a...

Long story short:  He’s in dire need of recovery time, and you certainly can’t get that on the road.  Plus, we’d hate to think Sixx: A.M. are completely done with touring.

At this point, the only way we’d believe Sixx is done with the road is if he follows his own lead like he did with the rest of Motley Crue and signs a contract stating he won’t ever play live again.


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.