Rocker Nikki Sixx has thanked fans for their support after he broke the news his grandfather is battling prostate cancer, insisting their well wishes have lifted his family's spirits.
The Motley Crue bassist revealed the diagnosis to his Twitter.com followers on Wednesday (27Jun12), stating, "My Grandfather Tom is suffering from prostate cancer. Please say a prayer for him."
Fans from around the globe sent messages of encouragement to Sixx, and he was overwhelmed by the outpouring of kindness.
In a post on his Facebook.com page, he writes, "Thank You for all the prayers and well wishes for my Grandfather. I told him how much love was being uploaded into the sky for him and he just laughed. He just thinks we're all crazy, but the truth be told it seemed to of (sic) lifted his spirits....
"Things are moving along and the next few weeks will tell a lot. Again, thank you guys for taking time out of your life to wish goodness upon ours."