Stevie Wonder is all set to take a break from his music. The legendary singer and songwriter announced during a concert in London that he will be having a kidney transplant surgery in December.
“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,”View this post on Instagram
As you may already know, after the extended “Superstition” outro, which closed his #BritishSummerTime set on Saturday, Stevie announced that he is soon to have a kidney transplant: «I’m going to be doing three shows then taking a break» said Wonder. «I’m having surgery. I’m going to have a kidney transplant at the end of September this year. I came here to show you my love and to thank you for yours. You ain’t gotta hear no rumours about us, I’m good, I have a donor and it's all good.» assured the icon. Stevie’s announcement was greeted by supportive applause from the audience (myself included), who had already witnessed a triumphant set as Wonder performed classics including “Master Blaster (Jammin’)”, “Creepin’”, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)”, “Living For The City”, “I Wish”, “Sir Duke”, “You Are The Sunshine of My Life”, “Do I Do” and more and was supported by @lionelrichie. Wonder stopped repeatedly between tracks to thank fans for their support over the years. He did seem less ebullient than in the past and made his health announcement in a somber tone with a severe look on his face. But he was smiling and optimistic as he left the stage with the band playing the memorable conclusion of "Superstition". It was an emotional end to a jubilant set that has been a masterclass in the art of songwriting and performance. The 65k party goers will definitely agree: Stevie Wonder lived up to his name. Everything will be alright, Stevie! Be strong once again. We love you forever. • #steviewonder #musicalgenius #eighthwonder #theharmonicaman #thesteviewondersongparty #britishsummertime
“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?”
There have been rumors since some time that Stevie is battling from some serious health issue and he has been touring and traveling overseas with his medical team.
The moment, this evening at Hyde Park, Stevie Wonder told us why he would be taking a break from performing…. pic.twitter.com/pwfjnczGKx
— Aleem Maqbool (@AleemMaqbool) July 6, 2019
It is very brave of Stevie Wonder to come out openly in public and announce about his disease. That’s how it should be. Then there will be no rumors and his fans will definitely pray for his speedy recovery.