Ozzy Osbourne, Genetic Mutant....

Maybe it's not bathing in the blood of babies (sorry, that was a bit too metal) that makes Ozzy Osbourne ostensibly immortal. It's just science.

The beloved Prince of Darkness has been battle worn for decades and has, by his own admission, fallen into the depths of addiction. His ability to survive decades of drug and alcohol abuse can be attributed to a genetic mutation.

Scientists studied his DNA and conclude in the new book, Pleased To Meet Me: Genes, Germs and the Curious Forces that Make Us Who We Are, “Ozzy is indeed a genetic mutant," scientist Bill Sullivan writes.

As reported in the New York Post, the book (title taken from the 1987 record by the Replacements) details that Knome, Inc. looked at Ozzy's DNA in 2010 and determined that not only is he genetically predisposed towards addiction, which Sullivan adds “has more to do with our DNA than our moral fiber,” but a unique mutation allows him to drink in larger-than-normal quantities.

The book's author, Bill Sullivan, a professor at the Indiana University School of Medicine, tells us that DNA is responsible for everything from our emotions and food preferences to sexual orientations and political tendencies. “After all these years of thinking we were free agents," he notes, "we’ve come to realize that most, if not all, of our behavior is not of our own volition. ... However magical they may feel to you, your emotions are purely biological in origin”

We are born this way.

It would be cool if he were a real werewolf though.

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