London: Pop star Kylie Minogue has been awarded an honorary doctorate in health science in recognition of her work promoting breast cancer awareness.
   
The 43-year-old Australian singer wore a traditional cap and gown as she accepted an honorary Doctor of Health Sciences award from Anglia Ruskin University in Chelmsford, Essex, East England, in recognition for her work promoting breast cancer awareness, reported an online media.
   
Minogue was diagnosed with the disease in 2005.
   
"I never went to university so my dad will be very proud when he sees the pictures. I am here partly for the work I do promoting breast cancer awareness. When you are diagnosed yourself it becomes a lot more real and you appreciate at first hand the hard work that goes on to support patients through it," she said.
 
The 'Wow' hitmaker - who is now entitled to call herself Doctor, later took to her twitter page to express her delight at the ceremony.
   
"Thank you Anglia Ruskin for such an honour," she tweeted.
   
The university is awarding 12 honorary doctorates this week, with accessories designer Anya Hindmarsh and novelist Jilly Cooper among the recipients.

(Agencies)