Ozzy Marks Anniversary Of Infamous Bat Incident With Commemorative Stuffie

It's been 37 years since the infamous bat-biting incident and Ozzy Osbourne is capitalizing on the anniversary. 

To commemorate the notorious event (and one of rock's biggest lores), the singer released a limited edition plush bat with detachable head. A 12" stuffed winged thing is a play on the animal that met its cruel end on January 20, 1982 when, during a relatively unremarkable Des Moines, Iowa show, a fan tossed a live bat on stage. 

Ozzy picked it up and bit down as a goof and, as he wrote in his memoir I Am Ozzy, “Immediately, though, something felt wrong. Very wrong. For a start, my mouth was instantly full of this warm, gloopy liquid, with the worst aftertaste you could ever imagine. I could feel it staining my teeth and running down my chin. Then the head in my mouth twitched. Oh fuck me, I thought. I didn’t just go and eat a fucking bat, did I?” Ozzy underwent a series of painful rabies shots after the incident.

If you're wondering who'd want this, go no further. First run sold out.Drop $40 for your own exclusive stuffie here. 

PETA wasn't available for comment but something tells they will be.

more at Rolling Stone

Anngelle Wood

Anngelle Wood

WZLX air personality, Local Music Director, host of Boston Emissions & the annual Rock 'N' Roll Rumble festival, also WZLX’s resident coffee enthusiast, dog rescuer, media nerd, and ​true crime addict. Read more


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