It looks like Ozzy Osbourne got it right early on when belting out, “I am Iron Man,” with Black Sabbath. As it turns out he really may have the constitution of a man of iron. Ozzy’s genes sport some genetics never before seen by the scientists in a Massachusetts’ lab who had the pleasure of studying the hard-partying rocker at a molecular level.
Knome Inc. labs geneticists have Ozzy in a petri dish and they think they know how he managed to stay alive after all the abuse he’s done to that body of his. Ozzy Osbourne is a mutant! According to HNGN News on Aug. 1, Sharon Osbourne, Ozzy’s wife, said that she always knew something was different with Ozzy. Sharon said:
“I’ve always said that at the end of the world there will be roaches, Ozzy and Keith Richards,” she said. “He’s going to outlive us all. That fascinated me – how his body can endure so much.”
The idea to study Ozzy’s genes came up when Jorge Conde, co-founder of Knome, wanted to study someone as musically talented as Ozzy, but who also lived such an “aggressive” lifestyle like the hard rocker. The scientists wanted to know just what role his genes played in all of this. Ozzy’s genes were found to have such a high tolerance to many of the substances he has used in the past. According to these scientists, Ozzy’s genes can pretty much handle anything, except for caffeine. Conde said it turns out that Ozzy’s “kryptonite is caffeine.”
According to The Spread It today, the outcome of Ozzy’s gene study suggests that his genes allowed him to stay healthy despite indulging in substances all through his life. Today at 66 Ozzy makes no secret of his drug and alcohol use, saying he has pretty much used every illegal drug known to mankind! Through the years he suffered a few overdoses and he has had a few failed suicide attempts while partaking in substances.
Ozzy revealed in his book just how lucky he is to be alive. Osbourne writes:
“Every day of my life has been an event. I took lethal combinations of booze and drugs for thirty f**king years. I survived a direct hit by a plane, suicidal overdoses, STDs. I’ve been accused of attempted murder. Then I almost died while riding over a bump on a quad bike at f**king two miles per hour.”
What the scientists found was Ozzy’s genes have changed through the years to better handle his use of substances like opiates, methamphetamine and even marijuana. Conde explained:
“He had a change on the regulatory region of the ADH4 gene, a gene associated with alcoholism, that we’ve never seen before. He has an increased predisposition for alcohol dependence of something like six times higher. He also had a slight increased risk for cocaine addiction, but he dismissed that. He said that if anyone has done as much cocaine he had, they would have been hooked.”
There you have it, Ozzy Osbourne is a mutant and there’s scientific evidence in a petri dish to prove it! When Ozzy belts out “I am Iron Man,” it is not words of fiction!