Bob Dylan accepts the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year award at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year show in Los Angeles. (AP)
Bob Dylan won't be going to Sweden to get his Nobel Prize for literature
Dylan cites "other commitments" as the reason he won't pick up an award for his life's work
November 16, 2016 9:15PM (UTC)
COPENHAGEN, Denmark — The Swedish Academy says Bob Dylan is not coming to Stockholm to pick up his 2016 Nobel Prize for literature at the Dec. 10 prize ceremony.
The Academy says Dylan told them that "he wishes he could receive the prize personally, but other commitments make it unfortunately impossible."
The 75-year-old American singer-songwriter was awarded the prize on Oct. 13 "for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."