There has been much speculation about how Keith Richards has managed to survive so many years of drug and alcohol abuse. The only feasible explanation seems to be that he shares some genetic mutations with Ozzy Osbourne, which, scientists claim, contribute to one’s resilience to otherwise harmful substances.
Richards was a heroin addict for about a decade and only quit cocaine in 2006, at the age of 62. He still smokes a lot of cigarettes and drinks, and he has admitted that he still starts every day with a joint. Indeed, he seems to be the counter-example of everything doctors tell us about what we should do to preserve our health. Unsurprisingly, the Rolling Stones guitarist’s story has inspired many great internet memes – a compilation of the funniest ones is below.