Stevie Wonder tells London concert he will have a kidney transplant
Stevie Wonder told thousands of fans watching him perform in London on Saturday night he is due to have a kidney transplant in September.
The singer, songwriter and musician told the crowd at an event in Hyde Park that he had a donor lined up, and was making the announcement to avoid rumours spreading about his health.
"I'm going to have surgery, I am going to have a kidney transplant in September of this year," he said as he finished his performance, according to footage posted on Twitter by those at the concert.
The sixty-nine year old, who has won more Grammy awards than any other artist and whose hits include "Superstitious", "I Just Called to Say I Love You" and "Isn't She Lovely", did not reveal what was behind him needing the transplant.
"I'm all good, I'm all good, I'm all good. I have a donor it's all good," he added after a supportive cheer from the crowd.
"I want you to know I came here to give you my love and to thank you for your love, you ain't got to hear no rumours about nothing, I told you what's up, I'm good."
Stevie Wonder was superb at Hyde Park last night but he announced after the concert he’s taking a break to have a kidney transplant . He was a donor lined up . Looked tired at the end and had to be helped off the stage . Music legend— Chris Prodromou (@chrisprodromou) July 7, 2019