Stevie Wonder Health Update: Singer Postpones Tour For Kidney Transplant
Stevie Wonder is hitting pause on his tour. On Saturday, Wonder advised his audience on his health at the British Summer Time Hyde Park music festival in London. There, he told his fans that he’s taking a break from performing due to needing a kidney transplant.
“So what’s gonna happen is this: I’m going to have surgery. I’m going to have a kidney transplant in September of this year. I have a donor, it’s all good,” he revealed at the concert.
The star reassured everyone that he would be fine by reiterating: “I’m good, I’m good.”
He then added, “I want you to know I came here to give you my love. You ain’t got to hear no rumors about nothin. I told you whats up, I’m good.”
On Wednesday, the Detroit Free Press reported that Wonder was battling “a serious but manageable health issue,” citing information from sources close to the Michigan-born singer.
Even though Wonder is scheduled for surgery in September and will have to postpone many of his concerts, he will perform at three more shows before taking his leave.
The singer, who has been blind since birth, has been performing since childhood and has sold more than 100 million records over his long career.