Ozzy Osbourne is offering his fans a chance to buy a long-sleeve black T-shirt and matching cloth face mask with the words “F**k Coronavirus” on them.
The limited edition items both feature an image of a bat wearing a white protective mask – a reference to both the possible origins of the COVID-19 virus as well as the infamous 1982 incident in which Ozzy bit the head off a dead bat onstage.
The $40 shirt is available only for a short time, and it's noted that the free masks are “not medical grade and are not meant to take the place of the N95 masks.”
The novel coronavirus has personally impacted the Black Sabbath singer, who announced last month that he was canceling a planned trip to Switzerland for treatment for Parkinson's disease.
A portion of all the proceeds from sales of Ozzy merchandise this month is going to several Parkinson's-related charities and foundations, including the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Research Foundation.