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Scientists Probe Ozzy's Body for Medical Miracles

Genome tests will attempt to uncover secrets of hard-partying rocker's health

June 15, 2010 6:21 PM ET

Over his long and debauched musical career, Ozzy Osbourne has been called many things: the Blizzard of Ozz, the Prince of Darkness, the Godfather of Heavy Metal. But genetic scientists will soon decide whether Ozzy is worthy of one more nickname: Medical Miracle.

According to Sky News, scientists will perform a full genome analysis on Osbourne's DNA to determine how the hard-partying rocker has managed to survive a lifestyle that would likely kill any other human being. The results of the roughly $40,000 test, conducted by Cambridge, Massachusetts-based genome researchers Knome, hope to uncover how Ozzy's body react to drugs and alcohol just from a simple sample of his blood. Results from the test will arrive three months after analysis.

In addition to drinking and taking drugs for what he estimates to be four decades of his life, Ozzy also survived a 2003 bike accident that broke his neck and he currently suffers from a genetic disorder that is similar to Parkinson's Disease. Still, Osbourne's been going strong. On June 22nd, he'll release his new album Screamcheck out a stream of the new track "Life Won't Wait" — before heading out on a full-scale tour this summer. Osbourne has said he wouldn't rule out a reunion with Black Sabbath in the future, telling Rolling Stone , "I never say never."

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