(CelebrityAccess) — Singer, songwriter, musician and record producer Stevie Wonder announced he is taking a hiatus from his decades-long music career while he undergoes a kidney transplant.
Wonder revealed the news during his performance at British Summer Time in London on Saturday night, telling the audience that he will undergo the surgery in September.
“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. Alright?”
According to the Detroit Free Press, Wonder disclosed earlier this week that he had been dealing with a “serious but manageable health issue” issue and that his tour team included a team of medical professionals.
Wonder, who is 69, scored his first Billboard No. 1 at the age of 13 and has since won more than 25 Grammy Awards with a catalog of hits that includes “Superstition,” “Higher Ground,” and “Living For The City.”
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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