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OZZY OSBOURNE RECALLS INFAMOUS BAT BITING INCIDENT - "I COULD FEEL IT STAINING MY TEETH AND RUNNING DOWN MY CHIN... THEN THE HEAD IN MY MOUTH TWITCHED"

Posted on December 3, 2018 at 7:15 PM


During a January 20th, 1982 Ozzy Osbourne concert in Des Moines, Iowa, a fan famously threw a bat onstage. Ozzy, believing the bat was a rubber toy, bit its head off. The bat bit back, forcing Ozzy to be treated for rabies.

 

In honor of Ozzy turning 70 today (December 3rd), RealClearLife recalls 13 of the craziest things Osbourne has said over the years.

 

In regards to the bat biting incident: "Immediately, though, something felt wrong. Very wrong. For a start, my mouth was instantly full of this warm, gloopy liquid, with the worst aftertaste you could ever imagine. I could feel it staining my teeth and running down my chin. Then the head in my mouth twitched.”

 

On Black Sabbath’s (perceived) interest in the dark arts, Ozzy reveals: “We couldn’t conjure up a fart. We’d get invitations to play witches’ conventions and black masses in Highgate Cemetery. I honestly thought it was a joke. We were the last hippie band - we were into peace. I never did this black-magic stuff. The reason I did 'Mr. Crowley' on my first solo album [Blizzard of Ozz, 1980] was that everybody was talking about Aleister Crowley. Jimmy Page bought his house, and one of my roadies worked with one of his roadies. I thought, ‘Mr. Crowley, who are you? Where are you from?’ But people would hear the song and go, “He’s definitely into witchcraft.”

 

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