Told you so.
If Stephen Hawkings had not been able to pull off his fantastic performance art rendition of a brilliant physicist confined to a wheelchair he would have been out on the street with his entire family as a gimp who failed his exams and was too confused to even hold down the most menial of day jobs. Another Luftmensche who staged a million dollar scam and then admitted he fabricated the whole thing out of cloth. Does this mean he will give the money back? I wouldn't hold my breath waiting for that.
Think of how many people qualified for real work in physics are driven off by this pack of charlatans and frauds who dominate the sciences now.