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Mötley Crüe Man's Drug Battle Hits The Stage

Nikki Sixx's battle with heroin - in which he nearly died - is being turned into a play on Broadway.

The Mötley Crüe co-founder and bassist has confirmed his book The Heroin Diaries: A Year In The Life Of A Shattered Rock Star is being transferred to the stage.

The 53-year-old musician revealed the news on Twitter and Facebook, posting: "I've been getting asked this a lot lately. The answer is: Yes,"The Heroin Diaries" book is being turned into a broadway play.

"More news to follow in the next few months....Were getting pretty far down the road...We hope for a late 2013 or early 2014 for it to open..."

The book is a compilation of diary entries written between 1986 and 1987 chronicling the recording of Mötley Crüe's Girls, Girls, Girls album and the subsequent Girls Girls Girls tour.

This ended with Sixx's near-death from a heroin overdose in late 1987, which inspired the band to give up the drug.

As well as his drug dependency, Sixx talks about his relationships with his then-girlfriend Vanity, the other members of the band and his family.

Books are dear to Sixx's heart, and his preference appears to be for tomes penned by fellow rock stars.

He tweeted: "Finished Rod Stewarts book. Brilliant read.Up next is Pete Townsend's book.Looks snarky."

Sixx also describes himself on his page, declaring: "I play bass in Mötley Crüe & Sixx:A.M.

"Author of 2 NY times best sellers, photographer & host of the Sixx Sense radio show. Hate following rules."