Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix all died of drug overdoses. So did Elvis. Throw in car wrecks, plane and helicopter crashes, suicides and getting someone made enough to kill you, and the average life span rock star is much lower than that of your average Joe.
Which makes researchers wonder: How in the hell is Ozzy Osbourne still alive?
Via the Associated Press:
ST. LOUIS — Alcohol and drug abuse has killed too many rock stars to mention, but at 61, Ozzy Osbourne is going strong.
Now DNA researchers in St. Louis say they’re part of a team working to determine why decades of substance abuse didn’t take down the Prince of Darkness.
To this end, a Massachusetts human genomics company is going to map the longtime Black Sabbath front man’s DNA to see if they can figure out if Osbourne has some built-in defense against the ravages of years of drug and alcohol use/abuse.
Or he could drop dead tomorrow.