Clive Davis, 88, diagnosed with Bell’s palsy but ‘will postpone his annual pre-Grammy gala’

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Music producer Clive Davis has revealed he has been diagnosed with a condition known as Bell’s palsy.

A representative for the case manager, 88, confirmed the diagnosis, which is not life threatening, in a statement to Variety on Tuesday, adding that Davis was in “ good spirits. ”

The outlet also reported that due to his illness, the annual Clive David Pre-Grammy Gala will be postponed for several weeks after the Grammy Awards in March.

Fear for health: Music producer Clive Davis has revealed he has been diagnosed with a health condition known as Bell’s palsy and will postpone his annual pre-Grammy gala accordingly, Variety reported Tuesday.

The 2021 Clive Davis pre-Grammy Gala, which traditionally takes place the day before the Grammy Awards, is moved to May this year.

While delays have become commonplace recently due to the COVID-19 pandemic (the Grammys themselves have been post-processed), a representative for Davis told Variety the date change was due to the condition. health of the producer.

Clive Davis is currently struggling with an episode of Bell’s palsy, which is a sudden onset of weakness in the facial muscles. According to the Mayo Clinic, the condition is usually temporary, is not life threatening, has no exact known cause, and can occur at any age.

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Davis is said to be “in a good mood, is being treated with antibiotics and steroids, and should make a full recovery in six to eight weeks.”

On the mend: Davis is said to be 'in a good mood, treated with antibiotics and steroids, and should make a full recovery in six to eight weeks.

On the mend: Davis is said to be ‘in a good mood, treated with antibiotics and steroids, and should make a full recovery in six to eight weeks.

Changes: The 2021 Clive Davis pre-Grammy gala, which traditionally takes place the day before the Grammy Awards, is moved to May this year (Cardi B and Offset pictured at the 2020 gala)

Changes: The 2021 Clive Davis pre-Grammy gala, which traditionally takes place the day before the Grammy Awards, is moved to May this year (Cardi B and Offset pictured at the 2020 gala)

His annual gala – which virtually takes place due to the pandemic – will likely be postponed to May depending on Davis’ recovery.

The pre-Grammy Clive Davis gala was forced to pivot this year in light of COVID-19 and has already hosted a virtual party for a night out in January. The first event, held the day before the Grammy Awards aired, raised funds for the Recording Academy MusicCares.

When the biggest night in music was postponed from Jan.31 to March 14, Davis decided to host a second virtual event which is currently postponed until the spring.

In early 2021, Grammy executive producer Ben Winston personally confirmed the news that the ceremony would be postponed for several months, making things official just hours after a representative from the Recording Academy confirmed the news to Variety. .

The statement, which came from Winston, Harvey Mason Jr. of the Recording Academy and Jack Sussman of TBEN, said: ‘After thoughtful conversations with health experts, our host and artists who are due to appear, we are postponing the 63rd GRAMMY Awards at March 14. 2021.

“ The deteriorating COVID situation in Los Angeles, hospital wards overwhelmed, intensive care units reaching capacity and new directions from state and local governments have all led us to conclude that postponing our show was the good thing to do.

“Nothing is more important than the health and safety of the members of our music community and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce the show.

The statement concluded with a thank you to the artists, staff, vendors and nominees for their “understanding, patience and willingness to work” with the organization as they navigate “in these unprecedented times”.

Additionally, the recent surge of COVID-19 in and around Los Angeles – the planned location for the ceremony – has become of growing concern.

Daily Show star Trevor Noah was scheduled to host the 2021 Best in Music Awards and is slated to reprise the role when a new date is set.

The producers of this year’s show were already trying to get creative to make it work safely with socially distant performances.

We were talking about having a limited audience, or maybe no audience, and presenting musical performances on several stages and places. This year’s nominees were announced at the end of November during a virtual live broadcast.

Beyonce tops the list with the most nominations, with an impressive nine. Taylor Swift, Roddy Ricch and Dua Lipa followed with six honors each.

Who's Who?  Beyonce leads the list with the most nominations this year, with an impressive nine.  Taylor Swift, Roddy Ricch and Dua Lipa followed with six honors each

Who’s Who? Beyonce leads the list with the most nominations this year, with an impressive nine. Taylor Swift, Roddy Ricch and Dua Lipa followed with six honors each

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