Former [lastfm]Black Sabbath [/lastfm]frontman [lastfm]Ozzy Osbourne[/lastfm], who recently called himself a “medical miracle,” will soon be having his genetic code analyzed and mapped by U.K. scientists.
The rocker’s entire genetic code will be analyzed by the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company Knome to reveal how the 61-year-old Osbourne survived decades of substance abuse and unhealthy behavior. The entire process is expected to take approximately three months.
Nathan Pearson, Knome’s director of research, reportedly told Sky News, “Sequencing and analyzing individuals with extreme medical histories provides the greatest potential scientific value.”
In other news, Osbourne’s latest album, Scream, is set to drop on June 22. The singer will then be touring throughout the U.S. and U.K. with Ozzfest, as well as performing a string of European dates.