Are you planning to attend one of Ozzy Osbourne’s concerts any time soon? You better leave your pets home! The controversial rock ‘n roll star is known for his ‘appetite’ for animals. Just not the ones warm on your plate…

Incident #1: Ozzy vs. Dove

Ozzy Osbourne has been part of many (mostly alcohol and drugs driven) scandals and incidents. In 1981, Osbourne signed his solo first record deal. To celebrate this he brought a few doves, planning to release them as a peace offering. But the rock star was as high as a kite and decided to bite a head off instead.


Incident #2: Ozzy vs. Bat

A fan threw a bat on stage while Osbourne was playing. Osbourne thought it was a fake one and what is more rock ‘n roll than biting its head off? But he was in for a nasty surprise. He looked at his wife Sharon, who was standing on the side of the stage, and she looked horrified “it’s real!”. Ozzy had to be treated for rabbies afterwards.


Incident #3. Ozzy vs. Ants

In 1984, Osbourne joined the heavy metal band Mötley Crüe on their tour. The bass guitar player Nikki Sixx and Ozzy would often have competitions about who could be the most extreme. Sixx set himself on fire and Ozzy snorted a few ants from the pavement. The ants were crawling out of his mouth, after he had snorted them up.