Call him 'Dr Lau'.
Hong Kong superstar Andy Lau was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Letters by the Hong Kong Shue Yan University on Thursday (Dec 14).
At the ceremony, 15 minutes was spent extolling Lau and his achievements, as well as his contributions to Hong Kong, Sin Chew Daily reported.
The South China Morning Post reported that Lau did not give a speech when he was conferred the degree, but simply said: "No worries, I am not going to make a speech, thank you". However, he did spend some time speaking with reporters after the event.
Lau joked that he was feeling emotional at the start, but as he didn't expect his introduction to be that long, he felt compelled to interact with the people in attendance.
As his citation was presented, Lau occasionally smiled and nodded to the audience.
On his award, Lau said it's not about the title, but whether he can be a role model to others and do his best, no matter the circumstances.
"I didn't know I've done so much!" said Lau.
The 56-year-old joined Hong Kong's TVB station in 1981, and has starred in more than 60 films. He's also a prolific singer, holding more than 500 concerts since 1984, with over 48 million albums sold. In 1994, he set up the Andy Lau Charity Foundation to help the needy.