We all know that Gene Simmons of Kiss has never been one short of a word or two to say. The man with the biggest ego in rock (and possibly the dumbest mind) had already stated earlier this year that poor people should be thankful and show respect to the rich. Well it seems he has done it again but this time he’s gone too far, making an enemy out of Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx who has called him out over his recent comments about depression.
In a week where the world is mourning the death of comedian Robin Williams who seems to have to taken his own life after a long battle with severe depression, the Kiss frontman’s huge mouth couldn’t have opened at a worse time. Here is what the disgusting individual had to say…..
“For a putz 20-year-old kid to say, ‘I’m depressed. I live in Seattle.’ F- 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 fÃ¢â‚¬” 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 fÃ¢â‚¬”in’ head off.’ He’ll go, ‘Please don’t.’ It’s true. He’s not that insane.”
These comments have of course riled many, none it seems more than Nikki Sixx. Sixx has suffered from depression himself for many years as well as being a recovering addict. He had this to say on his radio show as a rebuttal….
“It’s pretty moronic because he thinks everybody listens to him, that he is the god of thunder. 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’. 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 ‘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.”
Never a truer word said. Us at HTF are firmly in the corner of Nikki Sixx here, what are your thoughts? Leave them in the comments below. Above all, do not suffer alone.