Ozzy Osbourne "celebrates" the time he bit the head off a bat with plush toy

38 years ago today, Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a live bat in one of the most infamous moments in rock & roll.

On January 20th, 1982, Ozzy was in Des Moines, Iowa on a solo tour in support of his second album Diary of a Madman. He saw what he thought was a toy bat land at his feet. “I thought it was one of those rubber bats. I picked it up and it was a real bat, you know?” In an interview with Flight Night, and old 80s MTV show.

He says he picked it up and bit the head off, “the taste of bat is very salty”.

Yikes! But a classic rock & roll legend was born.

To celebrate, the Prince of Darkness is selling a $40 plush bat, with detachable head. That’s so Metal! 

The Ozzy Osbourne Plush Bat is a web exclusive. Bring the legendary moment in rock history to life with this soft toy Plush Bat, featuring the Ozzy Osbourne logo and a velcro detachable head.

  • 12″ tall
  • Plush bat
  • Detachable head

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