'Nowhere Boy' director Sam Taylor Wood is also honoured

Roxy Music‘s Bryan Ferry has been awarded with a CBE in the Queen‘s Birthday Honours list.

The singer was among a number of TV and film stars who were bestowed a title in the list, according to BBC News. “I would like to thank those who have given me the award, and all the musicians and others behind the scenes who have helped me throughout my career,” Ferry said.

The award comes after a difficult period for Ferry. Earlier this year he was admitted to hospital after pulling out of an Olympic 2012 event, after saying he had been feeling unwell for some time and wanted to undergo hospital examination.

Sam Taylor Wood, who directed the John Lennon biopic Nowhere Boy, also received an OBE.

Last year The Velvet Underground’s John Cale was awarded an OBE along with Graham Nash, who formed the massive-selling folk supergroup Crosby, Stills And Nash with David Crosby and Stephen Stills, who were later joined by Neil Young.