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NIKKI SIXX Responds To GENE SIMMONS’ ‘Moronic’ Comments About People Suffering From Depression



NIKKI SIXX Responds To GENE SIMMONS’ ‘Moronic’ Comments About People Suffering From Depression


Blabbermouth — MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has slammed KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons for suggesting that people who suffer from depression should kill themselves.

In the interview that Simmons gave to SongFacts.com, he was asked if he still got along with original KISS members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss. He replied: “I don’t get along with anybody who’s a drug addict and has a dark cloud over their head and sees themselves as a victim.

80s_sky_short_scraper_2014_June_13“Drug addicts and alcoholics are always: ‘The world is a harsh place.’ My mother was in a concentration camp in Nazi Germany. I don’t want to hear fuck-all about ‘the world is a harsh place.’ She gets up every day, smells the roses and loves life. And for a putz, 20-year-old kid to say, ‘I’m depressed, I live in Seattle.’ Fuck you, then kill yourself.

“I never understand, because I always call them on their bluff. I’m the guy who says ‘Jump!’ when there’s a guy on top of a building who says, ‘That’s it, I can’t take it anymore, I’m going to jump.’

“Are you kidding? Why are you announcing it? Shut the fuck up, have some dignity and jump! You’ve got the crowd.

“By the way, you walk up to the same guy on a ledge who threatens to jump and put a gun to his head, ‘I’m going to blow your fuckin’ head off!’ He’ll go, ‘Please don’t!’ It’s true. He’s not that insane.”

Sixx, who has openly shared his struggles with addiction and his success in recovery, took exception with Simmons‘ comments, saying that people who are suffering from depression should not “listen to people who don’t know what they’re talking about.”

During last night’s episode of his “Sixx Sense With Nikki Sixx” radio show, Sixx said: “It’s pretty moronic [of Gene to say what he said], because he thinks everybody listens to him, that he is the god of thunder and he will tell you he is the greatest man on earth. And, to be honest with you, I like Gene. But in this situation, I don’t like Gene. I don’t like Gene‘s words, because … there is a 20-year-old kid out there who is a KISS fan and reads this and goes, ‘You know what? He’s right. I should just kill myself.’

“If I had killed myself, my four beautiful children would not be here today.

“I wanted to talk about what I’ve done with my recovery and my depression and something I think Gene should use as a model.

“I got off the drugs and alcohol and it was the hardest thing I ever did in my life. I didn’t think I could ever be off the heroin, to be honest with you. I got off the heroin and I couldn’t leave my house. I didn’t have any social skills, I didn’t know how to interact with people. I pretty much started to go deeper and deeper and deeper into a depression. So I went to a therapist. And it was the first time I had ever been to a therapist. And I said, ‘I just feel hopeless.’ Now, if I went to see Gene Simmons, he would have said, ‘Well, you know, Nikki, if you’re depressed, you should just kill yourself.’ But this therapist said, ‘Hey, there are ways out.’ And he gave me an experimental drug at the time called Prozac, and it got me on the right path. And then I got off of it. And I got out of my depression. And I then went to have these four beautiful children, I wrote the ‘Dr. Feelgood’ album, I’ve had a wonderful life. I did not take that way out.

“And what I’m saying is: for people who are depressed, there is a way out. There are many, many ways out. And I don’t want people to listen to an interview from a rock star who’s telling you the only way out is out, when I’m telling you, and I wrote it in [my book] ‘The Heroin Diaries’, you can get out of this…

“One in 10 Americans are affected by depression at one point in their life, so this is another thing to think about. At one point in your life, meaning it will come and it will go…

“They say all bad things must pass, all bad things will pass. So keep that in the back of your mind if you’re feeling depression, and don’t listen to people who don’t know what they’re talking about.”

You can listen to Sixx‘s response to Simmons‘ comments at this location.

Read more at Blabbermouth

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  • Jose Matienzo

    Gene Simmons is a fucking idiot, why we keep talking about him and the stupid shit he says. Kiss is a clone group with two old men and two inposters. Real class act Gene hope niki kicks your old ass you dumb fuck.

  • Mark Hogan

    What a dangerous moron Simmons is. Nikki is a class act for pointing this out. I wonder if Williams read what this fucking idiot said,. Trash

  • BigRod

    I wish Gene SImmons would go kill himself. He sucks at playing Bass and looks like he has a permanent helmet hairdo. Get a life, you long tongued cock gobbler.

  • Gabriel Granja

    Everything for Gene Simmons is about Money, what a asshole…

  • Anthony Foster

    I agree with gene Either get help for being stupid enough to have done the drugs or do it! Those who say drugs are a disease is a coward that just doesn’t want to take the responsibility that u put into ur body u don’t put a disease into ur body on purpose! Even when I was a teenager I knew the dangers of doing hard drugs and I never did or have! I don’t feel sorry for them they made that choice on their own to not say no so boo fuck in hoo!

  • Joey

    haha those are all great reasons to kill yourself =)

  • Chris Colwell

    I am glad that Nikki is sticking up for the people that either has depression or is on drugs.. You can’t listen to the stupid things the Gene Simmons is talking about. I have like Gene for so many years but after reading this he has lost a long time fan.

  • Tom TOm

    Can I have your paycheck then?

  • Tom TOm

    Drug addicts of course need advocates….

  • Mark Pomietlo

    Just wait when gene starts feeling older and older and has a dropping out of the mind…we ll all just say the same thing about him …kill yourself gene…It would nt surpraise me if he ends up with parkinsons. He thinks with his ego and not his brain..

  • Mark Pomietlo

    KISS is just 4 lucky guys who were around when people were high enough and nieve enough to like em….

  • Mark Hogan

    your a pig.

  • Mark Hogan

    Telling people to kill themselves. Words from a moron. Wonder how he would feel if it was one of his kids. Wonder if Robin WIlliams saw that interview.

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  • Sage

    Gene is absolutely right. Nothing more pathetic than self-pity. People were in concentration camps, & moved on from it. This moody, woe-is-me teen angst is a bunch of crap.

  • thetmanski .

    Who gives a flying eff what Gene Simmons says. He’s a crappy bass player for a crappy band that would have gone nowhere without their gimmick halloween costumes. God of Thunder? More like God of suck ass “music” for morons…

  • Garett Goreham

    so were the crue

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  • Liberal Hater

    *an asshole

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  • Liberal Hater

    WTF cares what Robin Williams saw? You have such a pathetic life you’re concerned about an actor you’ve never met?

  • Amanda Mize

    wow!!!! ALOT OF IGNORANCE IN THE WORLD……….such a pitty