Today in History: Ozzy Osbourne Bites the Head Off a Bat

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In Des Moines, Iowa, performing a date on his Diary Of A Madman tour, Ozzy Osbourne finds what he thinks is a toy bat onstage. Being Ozzy Osbourne, with a certain reputation to uphold, and in the spirit of things, he picks it up and bites its head off. Unfortunately, as his more clear-headed wife and manager Sharon was trying to indicate to him from offstage, it was a real bat. Dead, but real. A month of rabies shots ensues.

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