Billy Joel can now announce at his concerts that there’s a doctor in the house after receiving an honorary Doctor of Music Degree from a New York university.

The Piano Man singer donned traditional cap and gown for the commencement ceremony at Kenneth P. LaValle Stadium to receive his degree from Stony Brook University.

He told graduates to searched out careers that allowed them to do what they love.

“I’m one of the lucky ones because I knew at a very young age what I was going to do,” he said.

“I wish for you the commitment to make what you love your life’s work. And I wish for you the stamina to continue that work when you encounter resistance and tough times. “

And I believe this with all my heart because if you’re not doing what you love you’re just wasting your time. Congratulations and good luck.”


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