Sharon Osbourne Blasts Nikki Sixx Over “The Dirt”
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Sharon Osbourne held nothing back when talking about her husband Ozzy’s notorious ant-snorting episode and its use as a promotional element in the Motley Crue movie The Dirt.
In a recent episode of The Osbournes Podcast, Sharon, accompanied by Ozzy, their son Jack, and daughter Kelly, reminisced about the wild times during their 1984 tour, where Ozzy and Motley Crue were known for their wild drug and alcohol-fueled antics.
One well-known story was about Ozzy using a straw to snort a line of ants. When Jack inquired about the truth of this story, Sharon replied:
“I was not there, thank God. I used to try and stay away from Motley when they were with Ozzy.”
Sharon expressed her disappointment that this incident was included in The Dirt, especially in the movie’s promotional materials. She questioned:
“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 Motley Crue?”
Jack provided an explanation, saying, “Cause Ozzy Osbourne’s bigger than Motley Crue.” Although Ozzy intervened and urged the family to change the subject, Sharon stood her ground, referring to Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx as an “asshole” and sticking to her viewpoint even after Ozzy disagreed.
Was Ozzy Osbourne’s Ant-Snorting Incident Real?
During their podcast, Ozzy firmly asserted the authenticity of the ant-snorting incident. He stated:
“I was there. I did it. My nostril, I was drunk, and I did it.”
This aligns with Ozzy’s past statements, where he repeatedly confirmed the truth of this famous story. Members of Motley Crue have also supported this account, both in The Dirt and in their autobiography, The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band.
However, doubts persist about the veracity of the ant-snorting incident. Guitarist Jake E. Lee, who was part of Ozzy’s tour, disputed it in 2019, saying:
“I was there, and I never saw any ants. I was right there. He snorted a small spider. There was no line of ants. I don’t care what the others say – there were no ants.”