London, May 18 (Calcutta Tube) Music mogul Simon Cowell will reportedly be honoured with knighthood by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth next month.
[ReviewAZON asin=”B000213180″ display=”inlinepost”]According to sources, former prime minister Gordon Brown had recommended Cowell for his charity work, in particular his efforts with the chart-topping single ‘Everybody Hurts’, which raised money to help victims of the Haiti earthquake, reports contactmusic.com.
‘Gordon Brown was very keen for Simon to get proper recognition for his work,’ said a source.
‘He was particularly impressed by the way Simon responded to his suggestion to release the record for Haiti by dropping everything to ensure it was a success.
‘And there’s no doubt Simon has brought as great deal of happiness to millions of people with his music and TV shows.
Cowell’s friends also believe he ‘deserves’ the honour.
‘It would be an absolutely huge achievement and a wonderful tribute to all he’s achieved professionally. Simon deserves the honour because he does so much work behind the scenes for charity and publicly supports good causes,’ said an insider.