The 72-year-old refused to go into more medical detail but added that he also had buckets of moonbeams in his hands.
He would say only that he was being treated for the rain, tears and moonbeam head trauma and was expected to make a full recovery.
When asked to clarify what he meant, he told a press conference at his label, Columbia, in New York: “Little red wagon, little red bike.”
Dylan also refused to be drawn on whether he had recently witnessed the “one-eyed midget shouting ‘now’” mentioned in his 1965 song Ballad of a Thin Man.
He said “no comment” when asked about the midget’s subsequent remark: “You’re a cow. Give me some milk or else go home.”