Bob Dylan fans rejoiced if the singer-songwriterÂ 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”Â had formerly been added to the webpageÂ Â promoting a book of his own lyrics.
Now, it’s not there.
Add to this, NBC News reportsÂ Â the Swedish Academy told local pressÂ Â 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,Â is known for shying from awards recognitionÂ Â Â and has yet to openly admitÂ Â the esteemed win.
When the Nobel Prize was announced, the Swedish Academy said they were honoring DylanÂ “for having created new poetic expressions within the fantastic American song heritage.”
Dylan’s Nobel Prize for literature marksÂ the first time the award has gone to someone who’s mainly seen as a musician.Â Â He’s the firstÂ American to win theÂ prize for literature because Toni Morrison in 1993.
Dylan, whose songs includeÂ Blowin’ in the WindÂ andÂ The Times They Are A-Changin,Â wonÂ a Pulitzer Prize in 2008Â Â forÂ Â Â his “profound effect on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of outstanding poetic power.
The ceremony for Nobel Prize winnersÂ Â occurs on Dec. 10.