Video: Nikki Sixx Explains Why He Never Washes His Hands After Going to the Bathroom

Mötley Crüe bassist shares his reasoning on his iHeart Radio show, “Sixx Sense”

Photo: The Howard Stern Show

The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends people wash their hands for 15 to 20 seconds after using the restroom. However, Nikki Sixx has always been the rebellious type.

On his iHeart Radio show "Sixx Sense," the Mötley Crüe bassist and former Stern Show guest explained to co-host Jenn Marino his unorthodox ideas for bathroom hygiene: "[You should] wash your hands before, because you don't wanna get the bacteria all over [yourself]," Sixx said. "I don't have a problem with my own smell on my hands, but...I'm gonna shake a thousand hands a day and then I grab my junk. I've got a thousand people's germs on my junk. I don't want that."

While the CDC says bathroom hand washing is imperative in fighting the spread of bacteria, a recent study by the Daily Mail indicated 62 percent of men pee and flee. Thus, Sixx is not alone.

"My own junk is my own junk, so I don't wash afterwards," Sixx said. "So if you shake my hand, congratulations."

Hear the entire segment (below).