Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, along with their children Jack and Kelly, have just unveiled the sixth episode of their reinvigorated podcast
In “The Dirt,” which made its debut on Netflix in 2019, a young Ozzy Osbourne (portrayed by Tony Cavalero) engages in a spontaneous and rather outlandish contest with MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx at a hotel swimming pool in Lakeland, Florida, during their joint U.S. tour in 1984.
After a rather indecent display to some onlookers, Ozzy Osbourne requests cocaine from CRÜE. Sixx (played by Douglas Booth) provides him with a straw, which Ozzy employs to snort a trail of ants crawling on the ground. Subsequently, he proceeds to urinate on the ground and even consumes it, daring Sixx to do the same. Under pressure, Sixx also relents and urinates on the ground, but before he can follow through, Osbourne beats him to it and consumes the liquid first.
When asked by Jack if it’s true that Ozzy snorted a line of ants, Sharon Osbourne replied (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “I was not there, thank God. I used to try and stay away from MÖTLEY when they were with Ozzy. And I don’t know. I honestly don’t know. All I know is that I think it made their movie. And I wanna know why, now we’re on the subject, of why, when they advertise their movie on Netflix, it’s a picture of a guy imitating Ozzy. Why isn’t the ad campaign a picture of MÖTLEY CRÜE? Why is it a picture of your father?”
Jack said: “Well, I know, I know the answer to that. ‘Cause Ozzy Osbourne‘s bigger than MÖTLEY CRÜE“, to which Ozzy replied: “No. No. No. Stop. Stop. Stop. Let’s move on.” Sharon Osbourne continued: ” The thing is I just think it’s an invasion.” She then went on to call Sixx an “asshole.” After Ozzy said, “No, he’s not,” Sharon Osbourne countered with, “Yes, he fucking is.”
Pressed by Jack if Ozzy did in fact snort the line of ants, Sharon Osbourne said, “I say no.” But Ozzy claimed otherwise. “Yes. Yes, I did,” he said. “I was there. I did it. [In] my nostril… I was drunk and I did it.”
Onetime OZZY guitarist Jake E. Lee, who was with Ozzy Osbourne for the 1984 tour, previously said in a 2019 interview with Tone-Talk about the ant-snorting story: “I was there, and I never saw ants. I was right there.
He snorted a little spider. There was a not a trail of fucking ants there. Tommy [Lee, CRÜE drummer] says it, Nikki says it, Ozzy says it — they were fucked up. I was not. I was just trying to get a fucking sun tan. That’s all I was doing. They were getting fucked up. Ozzy snorted a little tiny stupid spider that was crawling across. There was no ants — there was no fucking ants. I don’t care what the other guys say — there was no ants.”
Touching on the “urine” portion of the incident, Jake said: “Oh, that was true. It started with a contest. It was Nikki and it was Ozzy. I think it started in the pool. They were in the swimming pool, and they kind of raced, and, of course, Ozzy lost. And [they had] a push-up contest, and, of course, Ozzy lost. Ozzy was getting tired of losing, and he stepped it up. I do remember at one point, Ozzy was sitting there. He got this weird look on his face. He was sitting on the concrete, and piss started flowing out underneath him. And he was obviously doing a lot of vitamins, ’cause [the urine] was, like, lime green.
So Nikk Sixx, I remember, pissed on the girl he was with. She was lounging. She was not happy about it. Ozzy pissed on the ground. [Nikki] saw that and he went over and pissed on the girl that he was with in the lounge chair. And that’s when Ozzy bent over and started licking his own green piss up. That’s where I said, ‘Okay, I’m outta here.’ Not only is that happening, there’s families on the other side of the pool — children and mothers and fathers looking horrified, like, ‘What the fuck is going on over there?'”
Page Six once asked Sixx if the story was in fact true, to which Nikki replied: “Of course. We were a wild young band and he kind of took us under his wing. We thought we could compete with that, but you can’t with Ozzy. He won.”