Ozzy Osbourne revisits the Alamo to apologise 33 years after public urination arrest

Ozzy and son Jack visited as part of his show on the History Channel

Ozzy Osbourne has returned to the Alamo, the historical monument in Texas at which he was arrested in 1982, for public urination.

The Alamo monument in San Antonio, Texas, is the site of The Battle of the Alamo, a key event in the Texan revolution that saw the Mexican Army attack the Alamo Mission. Around 200 Texan soldiers were able to kill or wound around 600 members of the Mexican Army before being defeated. The defeat inspired a huge number to join the Texan Army, and the site is now the most popular tourist attraction in Texas. Many Texans consider the site sacred.

Osbourne was arrested for public urination at the Alamo Cenotaph back in 1982, and claims he thought it was a heap of trash. The Black Sabbath man has left his hotel room to drink in his wife’s dress, after Sharon Osbourne hid his clothes to try and prevent him going out.

Following the arrest, Osbourne was banned from ever playing in San Antonio again, though the ban was lifted in the 90s after he donated $10,000 to the group that run and protect the monument.


Talking of the History Channel show, Osbourne told ‘The Pulse of Radio’ “Anything past World War II, I’m clueless. I’m kind of up on World War II ’cause I was born a couple of years after. So I know quite a lot about World War II and Hitler and the Nazis and all that.”

“But anything from before or after I don’t know anything about. So we’re going to Mount Rushmore, we’re going to the abandoned silos where you guys, America used to have their Minutemen missiles and all that. It’s quite educational for me, actually.”

Osbourne and Black Sabbath will head out on their final, farewell tour in January 2016. A few days ago, Osbourne said that the band are too old to write a final album to follow ’13’, telling Digital Spy:

“We were gonna do one [another album] before the tour, but it would take three or four years to write and record an album, by which time I’ll be fucking 73 or 72 or something, so we decided just to do a farewell tour.”