Bono turns down honorary degree from daughter`s college

Last Updated: May 16, 2013, 09:52 AM IST

New York: U2 rocker Bono has turned down an honorary degree during his daughter`s graduation ceremony next week.

The Irish singer`s 21-year-old daughter Eve Hewson will receive her degree from New York University and college chiefs offered her famous father a honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on the same day, reported New York Post.

However, the musician has decided against accepting the honour so he can concentrate on cheering on his daughter`s achievements.

"Bono was hugely honoured to be asked by NYU to receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. Given his daughter is part of the graduating class, they discussed the invitation as a family and decided they wanted to keep the day a quiet one for the family in which Bono could simply be a very proud father," a representative for Bono said.