Taylor Momsen was bitten by a bat while performing with her band and now she has to undergo two weeks of rabies shots

Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless seen performing on stage at RCF Arena on May 25, 2024 in Italy.
Taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless seen performing on stage at RCF Arena on May 25, 2024 in Italy.Sergione Infuso/Corbis via Getty Images
  • Taylor Momsen, the front woman of the band The Pretty Reckless, says a bat bit her during a concert.

  • In footage of the incident shared on Instagram, the bat could be seen on the hem of Momsen's dress.

  • "He was cute, but yes, he bit me," Momsen wrote. "So, rabies shots for the next two weeks."

Ozzy Osbourne famously bit the head off a bat while performing over 40 years ago, and this week, the nocturnal mammals have finally taken their revenge on heavy metal by digging their fangs into the frontwoman of another band.

Taylor Momsen, previously known for playing Jenny Humphrey on the teen drama "Gossip Girl," shared on Instagram this week that during a recent concert with her band, The Pretty Reckless, she was bitten on the leg by a bat.

Alongside footage of the incident filmed by a fan who attended the band's performance in Seville, Spain, on Wednesday (May 29), Momsen spoke about the "rock and roll moment."

"During 'Witches Burn' of all songs… a BAT 🦇 🦇 flew onto me and clung to my leg," she wrote. "In the moment I was performing and had no idea until the incredible crowd kept screaming and pointing."

"He was cute, but yes, he bit me," Momsen added, explaining that she now requires "rabies shots for the next two weeks."

"Thanks to all the staff at the hospital who dubbed me #batgirl after seeing it on the local news that morning…more footage to come… that's one for the books!!!!"

Momsen and her band are opening for AC/DC on their "Power Up" tour. The show in the Spanish city was the third date of the 24-stop European tour.

As shown in the video of the incident, Momsen was initially unaware that the bat was clinging to her leg.

"You guys are pointing at something, and I don't know what you're saying," she can be seen saying with a shrug before turning around and looking down at her thigh where the bat had attached itself just above the hem of the dress.

taylor Momsen of The Pretty Reckless performs on stage at Estadio La Cartuja on May 29, 2024 in Seville, Spain.
Momsen and the band continued their performance at Estadio La Cartuja in Seville, Spain without any more interruptions after the bat flew away.Mariano Regidor/Redferns/Getty Images

She then asked for help and is heard making a high-pitched squeal before shaking the bat off her dress.

"I must really be a witch," she told the crowd. "It's all right, and the bat's fine. He's gonna be my new friend."

Momsen was a child star, famously playing Cindy Lou Who in "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," before she pursued a music caeer.

The 30-year-old retired from acting in 2011 after her exit from "Gossip Girl" and subsequently became the front-woman of The Pretty Reckless.

Since 2010, the band has released four albums, along with two EPs, and has had seven No. 1 singles on the Mainstream Rock chart.

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