We’ve all had to find ways to stay sane during lockdown, but Ozzy Osbourne’s methods should not be emulated under any circumstances.
The 72-year-old – who was propelled to rock infamy by biting a head off a bat – reportedly said that blasting an air rifle outside his LA home was “good fun.”
Osbourne, who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, said shooting “gets him out of his head.”
“When I first started this thing, I could not shoot. Now there’s dead cats (and) birds every minute,” he told a radio interview, according to The Sun.
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On the flipside, the canine-lover said his beloved dogs had kept him “sane” in during the Covid crisis.
Asked what they do when he starts shooting, he replied: “They f*** off.”
It isn’t the first time the rocker-turned-reality-TV-star has shown animosity towards cats as these clips from The Osbournes attest (warning: they contain a lot of swearing...):
And yet adoring fans have dedicated their own beloved felines to the heavy metal icon:
Still, the rocker has had a notoriously fractious relationship with animals over the years.
He spent time working in an abattoir after dropping out of school at 15, and it was while performing at a concert in Iowa in 1982 that the infamous bat incident occurred.
He allegedly thought the winged mammal was made of rubber.
A year before, he bit the head off a dove during a meeting with CBS Records executives in LA.
He had allegedly planned to release the birds into the air as a sign of peace, but was so intoxicated at the time that he ended up behaving in a decidedly unpeaceful manner.
Osbourne has previously admitted doing a “lot of stupid things” but insists: “It’s all part of my journey.
“You learn by your mistakes.”
Are you sure about that, Ozzy? Because it seems as though you’ve still got a lot of learning to do when it comes to animal rights.