Iggy Pop puked on fans, GG Alin threw his feces into crowd: Rockers before Sophia Urista
New York-based rockstar and former 'The Voice' contestant Sophia Urista might be getting all the flak for urinating on a fan during a concert, but for rockstars, this is perhaps nothing new. When it comes to performing an obscene act onstage, Urista joins a long line of famous rockers which includes Iggy Pop, Ozzy Osbourne, GG Allin, Donita Sparks, Gene Simmons, Shannon Hoon, and many others. From throwing their own feces into the crowd to flinging a used tampon, these rockstars have engaged in acts far more shocking than Sophia Urista's pee fiasco.
An NSFW video of Sophia Urista is currently going viral on social media, where the 'Brass Against' frontwoman can be seen inviting a fan on stage. After asking him to lie down, she nonchalantly pulled down her trousers and engaged in a 'Golden Shower'. It is unclear whether the fan was aware of the act beforehand, but he did not seem much perturbed even as Urista proceeded to urinate on him. The shocking and disturbing act startled the audience, many of whom shamed the band for allowing something so obscene. Urista might also face a criminal charge as a fan filed a police report following the Florida concert.
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However, if we dig into the archives of rock history, famous rockstars have performed bizarre and outright disgusting acts on stage, which can put Sophia Urista in a backseat. For instance, 'Godfather of Punk' Iggy Pop has notably vomited on his fans while performing, not once but several times. L7 singer Donita Sparks once flung a used tampon at the crowd and even went to the extent of asking fans to "eat it". Punk Rocker GG Allin hurled his own feces into the crowd multiple times. In 1986, Gibby Haynes from Butthole Surfers straight up had sex on stage with a backup dancer, with the entire audience as witnesses. In recent years, musicians like Fergie, Shania Twain, and Marie Osmond admitted to having peed on stage during a performance.
In 2005, Fergie infamously wet her pants at a Black Eyed Peas concert in San Diego, later describing the incident as "the most unattractive moment of my life". Photos of her pants with visible wet stains near the crotch went viral earning the musician a lot of flak. Speaking about the incident later, Fergie admitted that she did not have time for a bathroom break and could not help a bladder blunder during her performance.
In 1993, Shannon Hoon of 'Blind Melon' band was ARRESTED for his golden shower moment at a Vancouver concert. The rocker, who was 26 years old then, shocked fans when he proceeded to perform naked in front of an audience of 13,300 people. Midway through his performance, Hoon started peeing and aimed at the fans in the front row seats. He was arrested soon after the show ended. Shannon Hoon tragically died of a cocaine overdose just two years after this incident.
Famous rockstar Ozzy Osbourne of 'Black Sabbath' has been quite the repeat offender when it came to peeing on stage. In 1982, he was arrested for urinating on the Alamo Cenotaph, a historically significant structure in Texas. Insider sources say that the singer has urinated on stage time and again and often doused himself with water as a disguise. In 1982, the singer also shocked many as he bit the head of a live bat during a show.
During a 2018 appearance on Andy Cohen's show, singer Shania Twain admitted that she had urinated on stage once. “I was very clever in this one moment. I stood up from my chair to get up and sing. I peed myself, and the puddle, I just knocked my glass of water over," Twain shared, though she refrained from divulging the time and date.
In 2012, veteran singer Marie Osmond accidentally peed herself while performing on a cruise ship with her brother Donnie. The singer, who was 62 at the time, was laughing over a fan's question when she failed to control her bladder. She became a laughing stock of the audience after the fiasco as she attempted to mop up the mess with her dress.