Black Sabbath front man and solo artist Ozzy Osbourne finally made a public apology for one of his most memorable and outlandish acts: peeing on the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas while wearing women's clothing back in 1982 during a drunken escapade.
The formal apology was filmed as a segment for a new program on the History Channel with Osbourne's son Jack Osbourne. Osbourne was banned from San Antonio after the incident, but with a $10,000 donation he made 10 years after to Daughters of the Republic of Texas (the organization that maintains the Alamo) the ban was lifted. Now however he is making the apology public and official.
In an interview with San Antonio Express News, concert promoter Greg Wilson says:
“He was drunk; Ozzy was super drunk. You know, I don’t think anyone would have even noticed what he was doing except that he was dressed in pink tights and ballerina shoes.”
There has been no announcement made yet as to when the show will air. Personally I'm glad that Ozzy is finally putting right some of his past wrongs. In his old age it kind of seems like the right thing to do, especially since I can't imagine he will have that many more chances to do so. Of course one could always take the cynical approach and think that Ozzy is just doing this for publicity, but in this case I think he deserves the benefit of the doubt.