Just like the rest of us, heavy metal god Ozzy Osbourne wondered how in the world he survived so much intake of alcohol and drugs through the years. Well instead of going off the wheels on a crazy train wondering Ozzy went and submitted his blood for genome testing in hopes of an explanation. Science did not disappoint as it has been revealed that the Brit with unstoppable livers is genetically akin to neanderthals!
This actually gets all smart guy science and stuff which ain’t my field but anyway, Osbourne had his blood tested and evaluated for genome sequencing. The results are in and according to the researchers with Knome the slurring former front-man of Black Sabbath has a lineage with neanderthals as well as a variant to the ADH4 gene that may provide insight into his ability to have downed 4 bottles of Cognac a day back in his prime.
When it comes to Ozzy no one says it better than the man himself. Here is his explanation as to why he agreed to get his genome sequencing on:
“Given the swimming pools of booze I’ve guzzled over the years—not to mention all of the cocaine, morphine, sleeping pills, cough syrup, LSD, Rohypnol… there’s really no plausible medical reason why I should still be alive.”
Osbourne and his wife Sharon will appear at the always sexy and hip TEDMED scientific conference in San Diego today to discuss the results.
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