Clive Davis has been diagnosed with Bell’s palsy and is putting off the second half of his annual star-studded pre-GRAMMY party this year.
The representative of the legendary 88-year-old record producer confirmed the news to multiple media. Bell’s palsy is a condition that causes temporary facial paralysis and symptoms include sudden weakness in the facial muscles. According to his representative, Davis was diagnosed last week.
“He is being treated with antibiotics and steroids and is expected to recover within six to eight weeks,” says his representative. Page six in a sentence. “He’s in a good mood and looks forward to participating in the second half of his pre-GRAMMY gala in May.”
Davis’ gala plans this year have already been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the pandemic, he planned to host two virtual charity galas at Zoom, with the first gala taking place on January 30. Attendees included Bruce Springsteen, Nancy Pelosi, Rod Stewart, Quincy Jones, Don Lemon, and Katie Couric, and the event benefited MusiCares, the Recording Academy’s non-profit organization. The second gala was scheduled for March 13 and was to benefit the GRAMMY Museum.
Meanwhile, the Recording Academy announced last month that it was postponing the GRAMMYs, which were originally scheduled for January 31, to March 14 due to current concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. ET spoke with Harvey Mason Jr., President and Acting President / CEO of the Recording Academy, and shared how the decision was made and what fans can ultimately expect from the 63rd annual ceremony.
“It was a decision that we felt was the right thing to do. Based on declining health circumstances in Los Angeles and the country, it didn’t seem like the right time to have the show on January 31,” he added. Mason Jr. explained. “I think COVID-19 has had a huge impact on our planning process and how we are organizing the program. As we move to our date of March 14, it will give us a little more flexibility to see what happens and have more discussions with health officials and continue to evolve the program. “
“The show is fluid, and we have done it on purpose, so that we can try to put on the best show,” he continued. “We are taking into consideration everything that is happening with COVID-19; as if we have an audience, if we are doing everything live. All that is going to change and will happen in the coming weeks and months.”