Is there a doctor in the house?

Bob Geldof can now add to the string of non music-related awards he’s received with an honorary doctorate – bestowed upon him for his humanitarian work in Africa by Israel's Ben-Gurion University.

The former Boomtown Rats frontman will receive the doctorate during a special ceremony on May 30.

The I Don’t Like Mondays singer first started getting involved with humanitarian issues in Africa way back in 1984, when the rocker organised the celebrity musician-studded charity single Do They Know It’s Christmas?

A year later, he masterminded the Live Aid concerts, which were reportedly watched by 2 billion people worldwide.

Always outspoken on issues close to his heart, Geldof has remained in the public spotlight through the years, following up Live Aid with 2005’s Live 8 concerts and holding public events for social causes, such as a Self-Aid gig to raise awareness of unemployment in Ireland.

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