Lennox: 'I'm A Fraud'
Former EURYTHMICS star ANNIE LENNOX is convinced she is a "fraud" for accepting an honorary degree alongside actress TILDA SWINTON yesterday (04JUL06). The Scottish THORN IN MY SIDE singer was thrilled to receive the honour from the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, although she believes her path to success was more down to motivation than education. She says, "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. "But 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 and performer and writers, and if we can keep that tradition going, it would be a fantastic thing. "I'm very happy to be here, even though I feel like a complete fraud." The academy also gave an honorary degree to Scottish comedian BILLY CONNOLLY.