You Can Now Bite the Head Off an Ozzy Osbourne Bat
The rocker is selling the stuffed toys for the anniversary of his onstage antics
Published Jan 21, 2019Whenever Ozzy Osbourne decides to call it a day, his legions of fans will never forget the time he bit the head off a bat while performing live in 1982. Now, the Prince of Darkness is letting fans reenact his legendary stage move with a new stuffed toy.
To mark the anniversary of the bat-biting — which Osbourne did during a January 20, 1982 performance in Des Moines, IA — fans can pay $40 USD for a plush bat with detachable velcro head. Despite the price tag, the first batch of toys has already sold out.
Osbourne recalled the incident in his 2009 autobiography I Am Ozzy as follows:
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. Oh fuck me, I thought. I didn't just go and eat a fucking bat, did I?
Though his bat-biting days are behind him, Ozzy will embark on a tour of North America later this year.