Receives 24 Rabies Shots

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January 20th, 2024

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On January 20, 1982, Ozzy Osbourne bit the head off a bat at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa.

During shows, plastic bats had been thrown on Ozzy’s stage many times, and he assumed the bat was fake. Ozzy doesn’t realize he is wrong until after he bites the animal’s head clean off and is rushed to the hospital. He had to receive 24 rabies shots in 30 days.

To this day, the rocker complains that the press and fans remind him of the event; however, in 2019, he began selling plush toy bats with removable heads at his official store.


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