Nikki Sixx went under the knife yesterday (Sept. 3) for a double hernia surgery. The bassist revealed the news on his Facebook page, saying he has been in severe pain over the past few months during Motley Crue’s recent tour but played through it for the fans.

A break in the band's touring schedule gave Sixx time to have the procedure, which went well. The rocker, who also plays in Sixx: A.M., is recovering nicely thanks to his wife and kids, but he says the pain is pretty intense. As he stated in his posting below:

"I have been performing during the last few months with a pretty intense double hernia but you gotta give 100% even through the pain onstage. The good news is yesterday I got surgery on both sides and it went really really well. My lovely wife, kids and Leica have been really taking care of me. I should be up and kicking ass in a few weeks and back in the gym/tour in 6 weeks.
Looking forward to seeing you all back out on the road..
PS.. Holy Jesus, it feels like I got kicked in the stomach by a horse. They gave me some pain meds but I am trying to not take them and luckily Courtney Bingham-Sixx looks pretty hot in her nurse outfit…"

Motley Crue’s Farewell Tour resumes in Oklahoma City, Okla. on Oct. 10. For complete tour dates click here. Meanwhie, Sixx: A.M. will release their new album ‘Modern Vintage’ on Oct. 7 through Eleven Seven Music. The disc is currently available for pre-order at iTunes. Loudwire sends our best to Nikki Sixx for a speedy recovery.