Published Jun 15, 2010If you're a hard-partying metalhead who enjoys some of the sketchier chemicals of life, you might have that nagging fear of old age, when it all catches up with you. Fortunately, some scientists have you in mind and have chosen one of the hardest of the partiers to figure out how he survived. That man is 61-year-old metal vet Ozzy Osbourne, and he's agreed to have his genetic code tested.
According to Canoe, Osbourne considers the fact that he's still alive a "medical miracle." At his worst, Osbourne was drinking four bottles of cognac a day while addicted to prescription drugs. Baffled scientists will figure out just how he managed that when he takes part in a new medical test that maps his genetic code via a blood sample.
Nathan Pearson, a representative for the medical company in charge of the test, said, "Analyzing individuals with extreme medical histories has great potential scientific value."
If that's not good enough, Ozzy has also agreed to donate his booze-saturated body to science if he ever does kick the bucket.