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06/15/2010 12:30 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Scientists Study Ozzy Osbourne's Blood To Understand Why He's Still Alive Despite Drug Abuse (VIDEO)

According to CBS News, Ozzy Osbourne may help scientists understand how some people's bodies can endure "excessive substance abuse."

Osbourne, the former frontman for Black Sabbath and a notorious partier, will allow scientists to study his blood.

The Prince of Darkness, 61, battled alcohol and drug addictions for forty years and calls himself a "medical miracle."

Scientists hope that mapping Osbourne's genetic code will provide insight into why some--like Osbourne--can survive "excessive substance abuse."

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