Lennox's fraud feeling
13:30 05 July 2006
Annie Lennox says she felt like a fraud accepting an honorary degree.
The Scottish-born singer was given the degree by the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.
As she went up to accept the accolade, Lennox admitted she was uncomfortable receiving it, saying: "What I have done with my life has all been about self-invention and I didn't have degrees or qualifications or anyone to guide me and I still work very much in that way.
"I'm very happy to be here, even though I feel like a complete fraud."
Lennox, 51, left Scotland when she was just 17 and first found fame as the lead singer of Eurythmics before having a successful solo career.
Despite her reluctance to accept the degree, Lennox did admit it was "exciting" to become an honorary graduate.
She said: "I do think it's great that young people today can have people to help them out because Scotland has turned out some tremendous artists, performers and writers, and if we can keep that tradition going, it would be a fantastic thing."
Comedian Billy Connelly and actress Tilda Swinton also received honorary degrees from the education institute on the same day.
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