The annual Clive Davis Pre-Grammy Gala, which has been held the night before the Grammy Ceremony since 1976, has been postponed for several weeks because Davis was diagnosed with Bell’s Palsy, a serious but temporary illness that resulted in sudden weakness in the Facial muscles cause symptoms, among other things.
A Davis representative tells Variety that the executive is in good spirits, is being treated with antibiotics and steroids, and will fully recover in six to eight weeks. The party is expected to be postponed to May. The spokesman said Davis was diagnosed with an illness about a week ago and is receiving world-class medical care. Although Bell’s Palsy is believed to be caused by a virus, Davis didn’t get a positive COVID-19 test. The party is expected to be postponed to May.
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When the Grammys were postponed from their original January 31st to March 14th due to a spike in coronavirus cases in Southern California, Davis opted for two virtual parties, with the first on the original January 30th date as a benefit for the Recording served The Academy’s nonprofit wing, MusiCares, featured new appearances by John Legend, Alicia Keys, and others, as well as appearances by Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, and others. The event lasted about five hours.
Details about the second party were not disclosed other than to benefit the Grammy Museum.
One of the most sought-after invitations during Grammy Week is the gala as a greeting to the icons of the industry and honoring a music manager every year.
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