“Today marks the 37th Anniversary since I bit a head off a f*cking bat! Celebrate with this commemorative plush with detachable head.”
So stated a tweet from Ozzy Osbourne, heavy metal legend, former Black Sabbath frontman and reality TV clown. I’m sure we all remember the time in 1982 when his gigs attracted the sort of fans who would kill animals and throw the bodies on stage, and a possibly not-sober Ozzy picked up a dead bat and bit off the head, apparently unaware that the beasty was not a rubber toy. This resulted in both rabies shots and an ongoing legend that would follow Ozzy around for the rest of his life.
Now, Ozzy is offering a $40 12 inch plush bat that comes with a removable head, and it’s probably the best thing that he’s released in years. The first run sold out immediately, because who wouldn’t want one? The next lot will be available in March – get your orders in now! Rabies shots need to be bought separately.