Jon Bon Jovi has never been so qualified to prescribe “Bad Medicine” as he is now.
On Monday, the University of Pennsylvania gave the 57-year-old rocker an honorary Doctor of Music degree during its 263rd Commencement.
“New Jersey native, singer-songwriter, producer, and actor Jon Bon Jovi, the front man and founder of the Grammy Award-winning band Bon Jovi, has made self-reliance, optimism, and community key hallmarks of his music and his philanthropy,” the university said in a statement on their website.
Following the event, which was staged at Philadelphia’s Franklin Field, Bon Jovi tweeted, “It’s better to be a doctor than be in need of a doctor.”
The honor marked the second time Bon Jovi was handed a degree without having to go through any annoying schooling. In 2001, Monmouth University awarded the New Jersey native an honorary Doctorate of Humanities.