by David Renshaw Staff | Photos by Wenn

Ozzy Osbourne shocked by missile incident

Black Sabbath star recalls his wildest gig story


Ozzy Osbourne shocked by missile incident Photo: Wenn

Black Sabbath frontman Ozzy Osbourne has described the most shocking moment in his stage career, the time he was left bleeding by a fan.

The iconic 'Paranoid' star, who is set to headline Download festival tonight alongside his reformed Sabbath bandmates, remembered the time he was left cut open by the incident, which saw a fan throwing a lighter towward the stage and landing on his head.

"I was playing in Milan and someone threw a f**king Zippo lighter, which smacked me in the head. There was blood all over my face. It shocked me more than anything," he told Kerrang! magazine.
It's all in a days business for the rock Gods however, as Ozzy remembers a similar incident happening to guitarist Tony Iommi. "Tony got whacked with a pint of beer at Madison Square Garden. I met the guy who threw it years after. He said he was a baseball player and his mate dared him to do it. I said, 'I hope you're f**king proud of yourself, you ****!'"

Download festival 2012 comes to a close with Black Sabbath tonight (June 10). The Prodigy and Metallica headlined the first two nights with performances also coming from Biffy Clyro, You Me At Six and Tenacious D.

David Renshaw


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