Ten Scariest Ozzy Osbourne Moments
Aging and appearing on a terrible reality show have reshaped Ozzy Osbourne's public image. Now seen as a lovable old coot, it's hard to remember that in the 1980s, Ozzy was one of the two scariest boogeymen lurking in popular culture. And while kids were pretty certain that the other boogeyman, Freddy Krueger, wasn't real, Ozzy most assuredly was.
With the Prince of Darkness coming to Cruzan Amphitheatre tonight with a reunited Black Sabbath, we thought it an opportune time to look back and reminisce about the ten scariest moments from Ozzy Osbourne's checkered past.
10. Peeing in Public
In 1982, Ozzy was arrested and banned from San Antonio for urinating on a monument commemorating the Alamo. Even worse, he was wearing his girlfriend's dress (who had hid Ozzy's clothes so he couldn't go out drinking) while peeing. Texans can forget intoxication, but they will always remember cross-dressing.
9. Peeing in Public II
In 1984, while touring Lakeland, Florida, with Mötley Crüe, Ozzy demonstrated his continued love for urination in women's clothing. After putting on a summer dress he stole from an elderly woman, Ozzy pissed on the ground, then got down and licked it all up the way a dog would lap up a water bowl.
Ozzy then dared Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx to do the same. Sixx peed on the pavement, but before he had a chance to fulfill the second part of the equation, Ozzy got down and licked up the sidewalk first.
8. Ants No Longer Marching
During that same night in Lakeland, Florida, Ozzy was desperate for cocaine. Since no one in his or Mötley Crüe's entourage had any, Ozzy picked up a straw and snorted a line of ants crawling on the ground up his nose. Some of the insects managed to survive and crawled out of his mouth.