In the tell-us-something-we-don’t-already-know department: sin is hazardous to your health. No kidding.
The toll of high-octane lifestyles pursued on a tide of popular acclaim is charted in research published today showing successful rock and pop stars are twice as likely as the rest of us to die an early death.
Alcohol, drugs, accidents and violence are the chief perils but as rock stars age, cancer and heart disease pose an increasing threat to abused bodies and shrivelled livers. The risk is highest in the five years after they first achieve fame, the researchers say. The findings are based on more than 1,000 North American and European musicians who shot to fame over the past 50 years. All of them featured in the All Time Top 1,000 Albums, selected in 2000.
What great role models these perverts are to our children!
In all, 100 of the stars died between 1956 and 2005. The average age of death was 42 for the North American stars and 35 for the European ones. Drugs and alcohol contributed to at least two-thirds of the deaths.
Naturally sin contributed to 100% of these deaths, a fact somehow overlooked by this study. And it’s not surprising that the average age was lower for decadent Europe. First of all, Europe is dying. There’s no doubt about that. The life expectancy of a European is similar to those dying in Africa. Also the concentration of sin and evil atheism in European “entertainment” is unmatched anywhere in the world. And everyone knows the birthplace of evil is Germany, the spawning ground of both World Wars.
However, there is light at the end of the tunnel – at least for European stars. Their risk of dying returned to the same level as the general population 25 years after they achieved fame – provided they survived that long. North American stars however, continued to suffer higher death rates.
Trying to find a silver lining, are we? I think the bright side is obvious. The faster these sinners die off, the better off the world is. Of course there is a dark side. The media glamorizes the filth of these sinners as if their lifestyle is hip and cool. Today’s celebrity lifestyle is a one-way ticket to everlasting damnation in hell. It is not to be emulated. By anyone.
“Pop stars can suffer high levels of stress in environments where alcohol and drugs are widely available, leading to health-damaging risk behaviour. However, their behaviour can also influence would-be stars and devoted fans. Collaborations between health and music industries should focus on improving both pop stars’ health and their image as role models to wider populations,” they say.
Now the bad news.
One in 10 children in the UK aspires to become a pop star, the authors said, confirmed by the numbers applying to take part in shows like X Factor.
One in ten lost in the UK alone. No wonder the Old World is dying. Turn off the TV and burn those horrible CDs your children collect like maggots in the dumpster.
As to rock and pop stars dropping like flies: good riddance to bad rubbish.