34 Years Ago Today- Ozzy Osbourne Bites Head Off Bat in Des Moines, IA (Watch Ozzy Explain)

34 years ago today (1/20/82) during a Ozzy Osbourne concert in Des Moines, Iowa, the infamous Ozzy Osbourne bat incident took place. a member of the audience threw an unconscious bat onto the stage. Thinking it was one of his rubber fakes, Ozzy picked it up and bit off its head. The singer was taken to hospital to be given a rabies injection. According to the forthcoming biography Black Sabbath: Symptom of the Universe, Osbourne thought it was a toy bat — until its wings started flapping. Watch a chunky looking Ozzy reflect back on the incident from a video clip in the 80’s.

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