Ozzy Osbourne Never Snorted Ants, Says Jake E. Lee

April 17, 2019
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Ozzy Osbourne, in more ways than one, is a music legend. He bit the head off of a live bat onstage, urinated on the Alamo, and shaved off people's eyebrows for fun. But according to his guitarist Jake E. Lee, the infamous tale of Ozzy snorting a line of ants never actually happened.

Although it was depicted in the Mötley Crüe biopic The Dirt in the poolside gross-out contest between him and the Crüe, neither Osbourne nor the members of MC recall it.

While appearing on Tone-Talk, Lee says that he was present on the same tour with Mötley Crüe and instead of snorting a line of ants, Ozzy snorted a tiny spider. Although both Ozzy, Tommy Lee, and Nikki Sixx say that it was a line of ants, Lee says that they were all high and/or drunk on something while he was just outside trying to get a tan.

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