Ozzy Osbourne to apologize for urinating at The Alamo



Ozzy Osbourne’s musical career is filled with infamous incidents, with one of the most famous being his 1982 arrest for public urination and intoxication in San Antonio after he took a leak on a monument at The Alamo.

Osbourne didn’t actually urinate on the building itself but rather a nearby cenotaph. That incident as well as a riot at the ensuing concert caused Osbourne to get banned from the city of San Antonio, a ban that was lifted ten years later after he gave $10,000 to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

On Thursday, Osbourne is reportedly returning to the scene of the crime to apologize for his actions as part of a History Channel program he’s working on with his son Jack.

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Per MySanAntonio.com, Ozzy and Jack “want to keep the spectacle to a minimum.”

MySanAntonio.com posted a quote from the San Antonio Express-News in 1982 that described the incident.

“He was drunk. Ozzy was super drunk and he had a bladder problem. You know, I don’t think anyone would have even noticed what he was doing except that he was doing a photo shoot with the English music magazine Melody Maker and he was dressed in pink tights and ballerina shoes. He wandered over to the side of the statue and there he went,” concert promoter Greg Wilson said.

(h/t NME)

Photo credit: By F darkbladeus [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

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