Rock mu­si­cians face health haz­ard

Austin American-Statesman - - AUSTIN360 DAILY -

LON­DON — Rock ‘n’ roll will never die — but it’s a haz­ardous oc­cu­pa­tion.

A new study con­firms that rock and pop mu­si­cians die pre­ma­turely more of­ten than the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion, and an early death is twice as likely for solo mu­si­cians as for mem­bers of bands.

Re­searchers from Liver­pool John Moores Univer­sity stud­ied 1,489 rock and pop stars who be­came fa­mous be­tween 1956 and 2009 and found they suf­fered “higher lev­els of mor­tal­ity than de­mo­graph­i­cally matched in­di­vid­u­als in the gen­eral pop­u­la­tion.”

Amer­i­can stars are more likely to die pre­ma­turely than Bri­tish ones.

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