Ozzy Celebrates Anniversary of Bat-Biting Incident with Plush Bat Toy Featuring Detachable Head

Ozzy Celebrates Anniversary of Bat-Biting Incident with Plush Bat Toy Featuring Detachable Head

Ozzy is famous for many things — pissing on the Alamo, his inability to construct intelligible sentences, his family’s reality TV show, The Osbournes, singing for metal inventors Black Sabbath, oh, and four-plus decades of killer solo music — but biting the head off a bat live in concert certainly ranks at or near the top. The incident took place on January 20, 1982, and last year Ozzy celebrated that anniversary by releasing a 12″ plush bat toy with a detachable head for $40. They sold out almost instantly.

Apparently that’s just gonna be an annual thing now, because yesterday — the incident’s 38th anniversary — Ozzy took to Twitter to once again plug the toy. As of right now they’re still available on his website for $40, and I’m sure there are no shortage of people who will go for the gag and pick up one of these.

Ozzy initially said of the incident that he thought the bat, which a fan released up on stage, was a toy, and he intended to bite the head off as a joke. He quickly realized something was very, very wrong when blood began dripping down his chin, and ended up getting tested for rabies after the show.

Ozzy has extensive touring plans for 2020 as part of his “No More Tours 2” retirement trek, and his new album, Ordinary Man, comes out February 21, and can be pre-ordered here. Dates:

North America with Marilyn Manson:

May 27 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena [Tickets]
May 29 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center [Tickets]
May 31 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union [Tickets]
June 2 Charlotte, NC PNC Pavilion [Tickets]
June 4 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Amphitheater [Tickets]
June 6 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium [Tickets]
June 11 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion [Tickets]
June 13 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion [Tickets]
June 16 Montreal, QC Bell Centre [Tickets]
June 18 Hamilton, ON First Ontario Centre [Tickets]
June 20 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena [Tickets]
June 22 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena [Tickets]
June 24 St Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheater [Tickets]
June 26 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center [Tickets]
June 28 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena [Tickets]
July 1 Milwaukee, WI Amer. Family Ins. Amp–Summerfest [Tickets]
July 3 St Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center [Tickets]
July 7 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place [Tickets]
July 9 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena [Tickets]
July 11 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome [Tickets]
July 15 Portland, OR Moda Center [Tickets]
July 17 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center [Tickets]
July 23 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion [Tickets]
July 25 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre [Tickets]
July 27 July Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl [Tickets]
July 29 San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre [Tickets]
July 31 Las Vegas, CA MGM Grand Garden Arena [Tickets]

U.K. and Europe with Judas Priest:

October 23 Newcastle, Utilita Arena, UK [Tickets]
October 25 Glasgow, SSE Hydro, UK [Tickets]
October 28 London, The O2, UK [Tickets]
October 31 Birmingham, Resorts World Arena, UK [Tickets]
November 2 Manchester, Manchester Arena, UK [Tickets]
November 5 Dublin, 3Arena, Ireland [Tickets]
November 8 Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena, UK [Tickets]
November 11 Dortmund, Westfalenhalle, Germany [Tickets]
November 13 Prague, O2 Arena, Czech Republic [Tickets]
November 16 Vienna, Stadthalle, Austria [Tickets]
November 19 Bologna, Unipol Arena, Italy [Tickets]
November 22 Madrid, WiZink Arena, Spain [Tickets]
November 24 Zurich, Hallenstadion, Switzerland [Tickets]
November 26 Munich, Olympiahalle, Germany [Tickets]
November 28 Mannheim, SAP Arena, Germany [Tickets]
November 30 Berlin, Mercedes-Benz Arena, Germany [Tickets]
December 3 Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena, Germany [Tickets]
December 5 Stockholm, Friends Arena, Sweden [Tickets]
December 7 Helsinki, Hartwall Arena, Finland [Tickets]

[via Metal Injection]

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