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Jake E. Lee says Ozzy Osbourne’s ant-snorting scene in ‘The Dirt’ didn’t happen

Posted by on April 18, 2019

While we can read about crazy things Ozzy Osbourne has done over the years in his autobiography, I Am Ozzy, it seems there are stories we’ve heard and seen overall, isn’t accurate. Unfortunately, one of the prince of darkness’ unhinged tales was displayed in the recent Mötley Crüe biopic, The Dirt. This was marked as one of our favorite moments in the film and, according to former guitarist Jake E. Lee who recently spoke to Tone-Talk, the scene where Ozzy snorted ants didn’t happen. However, it turned out to be a small spider.

Lee explained:

“I was there, and I never saw ants. I was right there. He snorted a little spider. There was not a trail of fucking ants there. Tommy says it, Nikki says it, Ozzy says it, [but] 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.”

In Mötley Crüe’s 2001 autobiography, The Dirt: Confessions of The World’s Most Notorious Rock Band, bassist Nikki Sixx recollected on the following memory:

“I handed [Ozzy] the straw, and he walked over to a crack in the sidewalk and bent over it. I saw a long column of ants, marching to a little dugout built where the pavement met the dirt. And as I thought, ‘No, he wouldn’t,’ he did. He put the straw to his nose and, with his bare white ass peeking out from under the dress like a sliced honeydew, sent the entire line of ants tickling up his nose with a single, monstrous snort.”

Watch the scene below:

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