March 17, 2004 17:06


The recently-shot Ray Davies uses a walking stick at Buckingham Palace as he collects his CBE...

singer RAY DAVIES received his CBE medal from the QUEEN at BUCKINGHAM PALACE today (March 17).

The star, 59, was honoured for services to the music industry. He used a walking stick at the palace after being shot in the leg by a mugger in New Orleans, but has vowed to return to performing.

He told the BBC: "I will get better and I'll be back jumping around onstage," while admitting that "there is a lot of doubt whether I can perform in the near future".

Davies, who formed Kinks with brother Dave, wrote
Sixties classics such as 'Waterloo Sunset' and 'Sunny Afternoon'.

Davies dedicated his CBE to his fans. "I'm kind of reluctant to collect rewards," he said. "I usually back out of ceremonies. I'm kind of a shy person."

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