29/10/2016 1:40 AM IST | Updated 29/10/2016 1:42 AM IST

Bob Dylan Breaks Silence On Nobel Prize

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2015 file photo, Bob Dylan accepts the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year award at the 2015 MusiCares Person of the Year show in Los Angeles. Dylan will perform at the Desert Trip music festival, kicking off Friday, Oct. 7, in Indio, Calif. (Photo by Vince Bucci/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK — Bob Dylan says he "absolutely'' wants to attend the Nobel Prize Award Ceremony "if it's at all possible'' in December, finally breaking his silence about earning the prestigious honour.

The 75-year-old was awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature earlier this month. In an interview with U.K. newspaper The Telegraph posted Friday, Dylan said "it's hard to believe'' he's getting the award.

The singer-songwriter was silent after the announcement and a member of the Swedish Academy that awarded him the prize said the icon's silence was "impolite and arrogant.''

The Nobel Prize Award Ceremony takes place Dec. 10 in Stockholm. Dylan is the first musician to earn the Nobel Prize in literature.