It’s news to no one that Ozzy Osbourne has taken a shit load of drugs in his day. Although he no longer drinks or drugs, during his time as the singer of Black Sabbath, he got into pretty much everything – cocaine, booze, LSD, even bats’ heads.
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Which begs the question: how is he not in the 27 Club?
Not only did he not join the fate of others who lived similar lifestyles, but he’s made it to his 70s and he’s doing better than a lot of people his age.
Just how!? Well, thanks to some recent research, it looks like we have an answer to this question. Turns out, Ozzy has a genetic mutation that means he’s lived past the age most regular people would if they’d taken what he had.
At least, that’s what biologist Bill Sullivan has said in his new book Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs and the Curious Forces that Make Us Who We Are. Speaking about Ozzy’s remarkable survival, he said:
Ozzy is indeed a genetic mutant.
According to the New York Post, the professor from the Indiana College of Medicine says the singer is a carrier of a unique genetic mutation that has not been previously investigated, which makes his body practically immune to the prolonged exposure to various stimulants.
After all these years of thinking we were free agents, we’ve come to realize that most, if not all, of our behavior is not of our own volition.
So there you have it. If Mr Sullivan says that Ozzy’s resilience is a result of a mutation in his DNA, we’ll take it. Certainly provides a reason as to how people like him manage to make it through such a torrent of chemical abuse to their bodies.
Speaking of which, perhaps Bez has it too?