Scientists Study Ozzy’s Longevity

Remember the old joke about the end of the world and how only Keith Richards and cockroaches would probably outlive us all? Maybe the punch line should have been about Ozzy Osbourne surviving the end of civilization.

Sky News reports Osbourne will soon become one of the only people on the planet to have his entire genome mapped as scientists attempt to discover how the human body reacts to drugs.

You gotta admit they couldn’t pick a better test subject. At one time the 61-year-old rocker described himself as a “medical miracle,” and recalled going on a 40-year bender when he would drink four bottles of cognac a day, “blacking out, coming to again and carrying on.”

U.S. company Knome is doing the honors, conducting a test costing approximately $40,000. Results are not expected for three months.

“Sequencing and analyzing individuals with extreme medical histories provides the greatest potential scientific value,” Knome’s director of research Nathan Pearson said.

Move over, Keith. Looks like you’ll have some company other than those roaches after the impending apocalypse.

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