According to MySanAntonio.com, Ozzy Osbourne will return to San Antonio, Texas today (Thursday, November 5) to apologize for urinating on the Alamo Cenotaph in 1982. The singer will reportedly visit the monument with his son Jack and a film crew and will tape the whole thing for their new show for the History channel.
“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.”
Ozzy allegedly urinated at the monument the night before his 1982 HemisFair Arena concert. The singer, who was wearing a dress at the time of his arrest (due to his wife Sharon hiding all his clothes so he couldn’t go outside), apparently thought he was relieving himself on a pile of rubble. He was was arrested for public urination and intoxication and was reportedly released on a $40 bond, which was posted by Jack Orbin, who was promoting Osbourne‘s concert at the HemisFair that night. Ozzy was subsequently banned from ever playing in San Antonio again, but the band was lifted ten years later after Osbourne donated $10,000 to the Daughters Of The Republic Of Texas, who maintain and manage the Alamo, the mission that was the site of a famous battle during the state’s War Of Independence in 1836, and is considered to be sacred ground and a symbol of Texas pride
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