OZZY: Legacy Born 30 Years Ago
It was 30 years ago tonight (Friday) that Ozzy Osbourne says his legacy was set in stone after he bit the head off of a bat during a show at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa. Thinking it was a rubber bat, Ozzy reached down and then chowed down. The fan who threw it says it was dead, but Ozzy says it was very much alive and that it bit him, resulting in him having to go for rabies shots.
In his memoir, I Am Ozzy, he wrote, "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 [no], I thought. I didn't just go and eat a [bleeping] bat, did I?"
Of course biting the head off of an animal was nothing new to Ozzy, who, just months earlier, bit the head off a live dove during a meeting with record company executives in Los Angeles. Planning to release the doves into the air as a sign of peace, an intoxicated Ozzy instead grabbed one and had himself some lunch. He then spit the head out while blood dripped from his lips.
Ozzy tells us that when he dies people will go, "Ozzy Osbourne, the man that bit the heads off several creatures through his career..."
In celebration of Ozzy's 30th anniversary meal, and it being winter, what better way to warm yourself than with some Fruit Bat Soup. Here's the recipe: http://bertc.com/subfive/recipes/fruitbat.htm