bassist Nikki Sixx
has posted the following message on his Facebook
"I've been sharing my insides with you for so long, I guess there is no reason to stop now. On some level, this is how I connect and hopefully relate some event, place or time to each other's lives. I agree it's odd to do it on Facebook
(or any other social media portal), but I guess, like you, I am trying to work out the wrinkles, iron out the kinks and maybe feel some relief from the pain that comes with life sometimes.
"It's been really hard holding it together the last few months with my grandfather Tom
being so sick. Watching him change daily breaks my heart as he is slowly breaking down. The doctors gave him 3 to 6 months to live 4 months ago. This prostate cancer is a ticking time bomb and our hearts are breaking in slow motion. The reality of it all is kicking in for my whole family.
"Why do I tell you this? 'Cause maybe I am not the only one in pain. We all deal with it in different ways. I can't run to a bottle or a bindle of powder, so I talk about it and as it happens, usually write music about it.
"This man was there for me like a father. He never let me down. He was a role model and my biggest fan. The water runs deep between us so the blade of the knife also hits the bone.
"Love is a two-edged swords... So we learn with death at our footsteps...
"Thank you for listening... I actually would love to hear your story too..."