Published Apr 10, 2008Its been said that cockroaches will be one of the few living creatures to survive a nuclear war. However, not too far behind would be Keith Richards, a man whose lifestyle and, more specifically, his surviving of it, continues to shock many people, including doctors the world over.
Lately, Richards body (naturally after he has passed away) has become number one on many doctors hit lists for donation to medical science, so they can examine his incredibly tough immune system. Considering he spent a lot of time in the 70s doing heroin, as well as a plethora of other drugs, and still continues to live the rocknroll lifestyle (i.e., smoking like hes the Marlboro Man), his survival has been credited to a high tolerance for toxic pollutants. Even Richards is convinced he beat Hepatitis C by just letting his body take care of it.
"Doctors all over the world want my body when it finally goes, said Richards. "Apparently, I do have an incredible immune system. I had Hepatitis C and cured it myself just by being me. They [the doctors] want it so they can study it and figure out how to make other people much better. I mean, I eat everything wrong. I shove terrible things inside me.
While the last part of that statement could be taken out of context, theres little argument that Richards has embraced hard-living for most of his life yet escaped without serious consequences, making him a potential gift to medical science.
Keith Richards In An Interview From 1974