Mötley Crüe Bassist Nikki Sixx Honors “Inspirational” Amputee In His New Book

Mötley Crüe Bassist Honors Inspirational Amputee In His New Book
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During a recent interview with First Coast News, Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx was asked about one of the models that appears in his new book, This Is Gonna Hurt: Music, Photography, And Life Through The Distorted Lens Of Nikki Sixx. The photo he is asked about involves a woman named Amy, who is an author, speaker, and amputee. You can find a photo of Amy below:

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Speaking to how Amy came to be part of his book, Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx shares the following:

“I took out an ad for an adult amputee and met Amy. I wanted to build spiked legs for somebody. The idea was to put her in a fantasy situation. When I met Amy, it was unbelievable. I mean, she’s such an inspirational person, losing both her legs to viral meningitis when she was 19-years-old, and what she’s done with her life since. I wasn’t just looking for someone to shoot who had no legs. I had the idea for these spiked prosthetics. They were really sharp, impossible to stand on. We made her a wig, too.”

The interview then asks Sixx: “Was it painful for her to be on those things?” He replies with:

“We had a guy who worked on ‘Iron Man II’ make the spikes. They screwed into her existing prosthetics. Then we harnessed her and hung her in the studio, so that she could basically be standing. As we were shooting, she got to play around. She wasn’t putting all of her weight on her legs because she was suspended from the ceiling.

“It was hard for her to balance in the different positions. There was a moment when we lowered her onto the ground and she sat back in almost a sitting position, looking off stoically and majestically, and she was really beautiful and calming. It was one shot.”

It is so incredibly cool of Sixx to honor Amy like this and include her in his book. You can also find an Instagram post below from Amy (where she speaks to posing for Sixx’s book).


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Mötley Crüe is currently touring with Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Poison, and Def Leppard. If you are thinking about catching a show, you can find all the tour dates and locations below:

7/5 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium
7/8 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
7/10 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
7/12 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Park Stadium
7/14 – Cleveland, OH – First Energy Stadium
7/15 – Cincinnati, OH – Great American Ballpark
7/17 – Milwaukee, WI – American Family Field
7/19 – Kansas City, MO – Kauffman Stadium
7/21 – Denver, CO – Coors Field
8/5 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
8/6 – Boston, MA – Fenway Parl
8/10 – Buffalo, NY – New Era Field
8/12 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
8/14 – Minneapolis, MN – U.S. Bank Stadium
8/19 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
8/21 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome
8/22 – Arlington, TX – Globe Life Park
8/27 – Inglewood, CA – Sofi Stadium
8/28 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park
8/31 – Seattle, WA – T-Mobile Park
9/7 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle Park