OZZY Osbourne has survived his deadly rock and roll lifestyle because he is a genuine ‘mutant’, scientists have revealed.
The wildman – who infamously needed a rabies jab after biting the head off a live bat – can thank his genetic make up for beating the odds.
Scientists have studied wildman rocker Ozzy Osbourne’s genes[/caption]
The news comes after a US-based human genome company reached out to the Birmingham-born rock legend.
Knome Inc wanted to know what genes had kept the rocker alive through decades of heavy drug and alcohol abuse.
And the findings did not disappoint.
Experts discovered a never-before-seen mutation that may explain his ability to consume alcohol in great quantities.
They also found several genetic variations that predisposed him to drug and alcohol dependency, according to the New York Post.
“Ozzy is indeed a genetic mutant,” said Bill Sullivan, a professor at Indiana University School of Medicine.
Ozzy spoke last year about how he had turned his life around after years of living on the edge.
He told the Orange County Register: “I don’t drink alcohol anymore…I don’t smoke tobacco. I don’t use drugs…I’m doing good right now.
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“I now think, ‘how did I think going into a bar and getting smashed and doing all that cocaine was fun’
“I have come to think that if right now you had a gun, a bag of cocaine and a gallon of booze and you said ‘take your pick’, I’d pick up the gun.
“It’s not worth it. I don’t believe in making New Year’s resolutions, so I won’t be making one this year, I just hope that God keeps me alive.”
Ozzy spoke last year about how he had turned his life around after years of living on the edge[/caption]
Experts discovered mutation that may explain his ability to consume alcohol in great quantities[/caption]