MÖTLEY CRÜE‘s Nikki Sixx spoke to USA Today about becoming a dad again at 60, despite the fact that he underwent a vasectomy more than a decade ago. The rocker is expecting a baby girl with his wife Courtney Bingham, whom he married in 2014.
“I was once married to someone named Satan, and I said, ‘I’m not going to live the rest of my life in court fighting over child support, so I don’t ever want to do this again,'” Sixx said of his decision to get a vasectomy.
At the time of his procedure, Nikki said that he “wanted to prevent having more kids” because he was going through a messy divorce. He said during an appearance on “The Howard Stern Show” that he would “no longer have to travel with a diaper bag.” When it was suggested on the 2007 program Nikki would later have a reversal, he joked he would get a second operation just to make sure the first one worked.
But that changed when he met Bingham.
“I remember thinking, ‘I miss those days, I miss being a dad, ” said Sixx. “I didn’t have a father, and I always loved being a father. It’s an itch I can’t scratch. My kids are older, and I have a great relationship with them.”
Sixx revealed that he underwent a sperm-retrieval procedure, and he and Bingham used artificial insemination to conceive.
“They just had to take it out of me — that’s no party getting your [testicles] cut open,” he said. “Getting your [testicles] cut open is like being in MÖTLEY CRÜE in 1987. It’s the same feeling. But now she’s pregnant, and we’re super excited.”