Can Bob Dylan Accept His Nobel Prize?

Bob Dylan fans rejoiced if the singer-songwriter made history, becoming the first musician to win the Nobel Prize for literature.

However, will he accept the honor?

Speculation swirled Friday when cite of this Nobel Prize was scrubbed from the musician’s site, where the phrase “winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature” had formerly been added to the webpage  promoting a book of his own lyrics.

Now, it’s not there.

Add to this, NBC News reports  the Swedish Academy told local press  its own board has given up attempting to confirm whether he’ll even attend a Stockholm banquet honoring him and other Nobel winners in December.

Dylan, 75, is known for shying from awards recognition   and has yet to openly admit  the esteemed win.

When the Nobel Prize was announced, the Swedish Academy said they were honoring Dylan “for having created new poetic expressions within the fantastic American song heritage.”

Dylan’s Nobel Prize for literature marks the first time the award has gone to someone who’s mainly seen as a musician.   He’s the first American to win the prize for literature because Toni Morrison in 1993.

Dylan, whose songs include Blowin’ in the Wind and The Times They Are A-Changin, won a Pulitzer Prize in 2008  for   his “profound effect on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of outstanding poetic power.

The ceremony for Nobel Prize winners  occurs on Dec. 10.