Ozzy is Ready to Apologize to Texas
Well, Texans ... it's finally time. Ozzy is ready to say he's sorry.
He's sorry for taking a leak on the Alamo Cenotaph in 1982.
According to MySanAntonio.com, Ozzy will be making a visit today (Wednesday, Nov. 5) to visit the monument with his son Jack. And he'll be bringing a film crew with him to get the whole apology on tape. Specifically for his new History Channel program.
"We did get a call," District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño said. "Certainly, as a city, we feel very, very good about his efforts to come to our great city and apologize for the actions of a not-so-sober person."
The incident is part of Ozzy lore. For those too young to recall, it all happened in 1982. Ozzy, who was wearing a dress at the time (because his then-wife, Sharon, had hidden all of his clothes so he couldn't go outside to score any more booze or drugs), sauntered up to what he thought was a pile of rubble and relieved himself.
That "pile of rubble" turned out to be the Alamo Cenotaph, a 60-foot high statue erected in 1939 to honor the 189 Texans who died there. The Cenotaph is adjacent to the mission, in the Alamo Plaza.
Ozzy was arrested for public urination and earned the ire of Texans everywhere.
Over the years, the story morphed to Ozzy had peed on the walls of the Alamo itself. That, however, is not true.
According to a guide at the historic landmark, "If he had, the police wouldn't have arrested him. They would have beaten him to within an inch of his life."
After the incident, Ozzy was banned for life from playing in San Antonio. That ban was lifted, though, when Osbourne later donated $10,000 to the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, who maintain and preserve the Alamo.
But today, Ozzy will make it official. He's sorry.
As for the new TV show, Ozzy says that while he's fine with doing the new program, he's not a big fan of television in general.
Ozzy told The Pulse Of Radio a while back, "I gotta be honest, I'm not really keen on TV," he said. "I mean, I must have watched, like, two episodes of 'The Osbournes.' I just don't like watching myself on TV, I feel geeky."