Bob Dylan has officially apologized to the countless fans who purchased what they believed to be a hand-signed copy of his new book The Philosophy of Modern Song but later found out the artist used an “autopen” to create the signatures.
Dylan took to social media on Friday to apologize for the controversy, calling it a “lapse in judgment” and explaining that he used the autopen after a “bad case of vertigo” made him unable to sign some of the books, which sold for $599.
“I’ve been made aware that there’s some controversy about signatures on some of my recent artwork prints and on a limited-edition of Philosophy of Modern Song,” he wrote on Facebook.
“To those who purchased The Philosophy of Modern Song limited edition, we want to apologize,” Simon & Schuster wrote in a Nov. 20 statement on Instagram. “As it turns out, the 900 limited edition versions of the books do contain Bob’s original signature, but in a penned replica form. We are addressing this immediately by providing each purchaser with an immediate refund.”
We’re not surprised at the icon’s willingness to rectify the situation. Bob Dylan is as classy as they come.