Music legend Stevie Wonder who has been battling “a serious but manageable health issue will be taking a break from music.
The legendary singer-songwriter announced during a concert in London on Saturday that he will be undergoing kidney surgery.
“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’m all good, I’m all good, I’m all good. I have a donor, it’s all good,” Wonder said. “I want you to know I came here to give you my love and to thank you for your love. You ain’t gotta hear no rumors about nothing, I told you what’s up. I’m good. All right?”
The moment, this evening at Hyde Park, Stevie Wonder told us why he would be taking a break from performing…. pic.twitter.com/pwfjnczGKx
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The Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday that Wonder had been battling “a serious but manageable health issue” and has been touring overseas with a medical team.
Wonder learned to play piano, drums and harmonica by age 9 and signed to Motown in 1961.
Since then, he has won 25 Grammy Awards, an honorary award and has been nominated 74 times.