Ozzy Osbourne Celebrates 37th Anniversary of Bat-Biting Incident With Detachable Head Plush Toy

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Ozzy Osbourne visits the SiriusXM Studios on Dec. 11, 2014 in New York City. 

Yes, he's the heavy metal prince of darkness, but Ozzy Osbourne knows how to keep things light, too. The former Black Sabbath leader celebrated the 37th anniversary of one of his most iconic rock moments over the weekend by offering up a one-of-a-kind bit of merch for true superfans only.  

The rocker wrote, "today marks the 37th Anniversary since I bit a head off a f*cking bat! Celebrate with this commemorative plush with detachable head." The 12" $40 toy bat -- whose first edition has already sold out -- features the Ozzy logo and a Velcro detachable head. While the first batch his gone, you can click here for a pre-sale on future editions.

The stuffed commemorative bat celebrates the Jan. 20, 1982, show at the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa, where Osbourne famously grabbed what he thought was a rubber bat thrown on stage by a fan and bit its head off, not realizing until later that it was a live animal. Osbourne recently added a new summer leg to his 2019 North American final tour, No More Tours 2, which is slated to kick off on May 29 in Atlanta, Georgia.


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