June 15, 2010 23:38

Scientists to test Ozzy Osbourne's body to see how he is still alive

Former Black Sabbath frontman will have his genome mapped at the cost of £27,000

Scientists to test Ozzy Osbourne's body to see how he is still alive

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Ozzy Osbourne is set to undergo tests to see how he is still alive after years of abusing his body with drugs and alcohol.

The former Black Sabbath frontman will be one of only a few people in the world to have his full genome analysed by scientists, reports Sky News.

Using a blood sample, the US company Knome are hoping to improve their understanding of why some people can live a life of excess and others can not.

The cost of the research will be £27,000, with the results of the tests expected to take three months.

"Sequencing and analysing individuals with extreme medical histories provides the greatest potential scientific value," Nathan Pearson, director of research at Knome, said.

Notorious for his wild rock'n'roll lifestyle, the legendary frontman recently described himself as a "medical miracle" after going on a "bender" for "40 years".

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