Ozzy Osbourne

Ozzy Osbourne Celebrates The 37th Anniversary Of Biting The Head Off A Bat With The Release Of A Plush Toy Bat With A Detachable Head


The story of Ozzy Osbourne biting the head off a bat is no longer just a storied part of his legend, it’s also now merchandise. The prince of darkness’ is celebrating the 37th anniversary of the incident with a new plush bat with a detachable head which you can pick up here.

If you’re unaware, on this day (January 20th) back in 1982, Osbourne infamously bit the head off a dead bat which was thrown onstage by a 17-year-old fan named Mark Neal during a live show at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, IA.

If you’re wondering why someone would throw a dead bat onstage, at the time, Osbourne himself had previously developed an infamous reputation after biting the head off a dove during a meeting with CBS Records.