Ozzy Osbourne Bites The Head Off A Bat

The Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, IA, where Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a bat.

The Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, IA, where Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a bat.

Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 833 5th Avenue, Des Moines, IA.

On January 20, 1982, while performing at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa, Ozzy Osbourne infamously bit the head off a bat. According to Osbourne, “A fan threw it on stage and I thought it was a toy, it must have been stunned by the lights because it looked dead when I picked it up, I put it in my mouth as a joke. It’s wings started flapping and I ripped it out of my mouth but it’s head came off.”   Ozzy later had to get treated for rabies afterwards.

Required Listening:

  1. Diary Of A Madman
  2. Bark At The Moon
  3. Crazy Train
  4. Mr. Crowley
  5. Shot In The Dark

 

Ozzy

 

Map of Des Moines