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Clive Davis has postponed his pre-Grammy Awards gala as he recovers from Bell’s palsy, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The music legend’s representative, Sean Cassidy, says he received the diagnosis a week ago. “He’s being treated with antibiotics and is expected to make a full recovery in six to eight weeks at which point, he plans to host the second installment of his virtual pre-Grammy gala. Clive is obviously disappointed to delay the evening as it’s shaping up to be as big as the first. However, he feels great otherwise and is looking forward to the May event.”
Bell’s palsy is a condition characterized by muscle weakness that often causes one side of the face to droop. It is often a reaction to a viral infection and in Davis’s case, it is understood that it is not COVID-19. Bell’s palsy often resolves on its own and the condition can be helped through physical therapy and treatment from a medical doctor.
Due to the shuffling on the awards season calendar in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Davis, who is spending time in Miami now, opted to host two pre-Grammy Awards events. The first star-studded affair happened on Jan. 30 with a second scheduled for March 13, the night before this year’s telecast, which was rescheduled to March 14 from Jan. 31 after a surge in cases across the U.S. The first event served as a benefit for MusiCares and the March 13 gathering will benefit the Grammy Museum.
The news was first reported by Variety.
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