Bob Dylan Before the Nobel: 12 Times He Publicly Accepted an Honor
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Bob Dylan isn't flying to Stockholm to accept his Nobel Prize, but here's a look back to 12 times he did accept an award in person. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty

Earlier this week, the Nobel Prize committee revealed that Bob Dylan will not be attending the annual ceremony in Sweden. "Due to pre-existing commitments, he is unable to travel to Stockholm in December," they said in a statement. "He underscored, once again, that he feels very honored indeed, wishing that he could receive the prize in person." There's no word what "pre-existing commitments" are preventing him from making the trip. His tour wraps up November 23rd, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and his public schedule is totally clear after that. It's surprising because Dylan has showed up to accept many lesser honors throughout his life. Here's a look back at 12 of them.