on Saturday night in London has validated what EURweb first reported on June 30 … that he has serious kidney issues and will undergo a kidney transplant in a couple of months.
Wonder, 69, has found a donor and told fans at his concert that he would be taking time off soon to start the process.
“I’m going to have surgery. I’m going to have a kidney transplant in September of this year,” he said in a video posted on Twitter by BBC reporter Aleem Maqbool. “It’s all good. I’m all good. I have a donor, it’s all good.”
“I want you to know, I came here to give you my love and to thank you for your love,” Wonder told the massive crowd at British Summer Time Hyde Park. “You ain’t gonna get no rumors about nothing. I told you what’s up. I’m good.”
As we said up top, Wonder’s announcement of the upcoming procedure comes in the wake of EURweb reporting on his condition after a video by WDAS personality Patti Jackson was posted to YouTube stating that the singer is suffering from kidney failure and had started dialysis.
“Prayers going out to singer Stevie Wonder… He’s currently on dialysis, hoping that one of his children will give him a kidney,
He’s been having health problems most of the year.”
A follow up to our story on July 3 in the Detroit Free Press about Wonder’s condition also did not dispute what he had already reported. The Free Press said it spoke to multiple people with ties to Wonder, who said he was having “serious” medical problems.
“He’s got some health challenges, but he doesn’t want a big PR thing out of this,” said musician Joan Belgrave, a longtime friend of the singer.
“He knows what he has to do to get himself together, and he’s doing it,” Belgrave added. “He’s got a team around him — that’s what he needs. He’s got people around him who love him.”
Stevie Wonder’s next performance on July 9 in Dublin, Ireland.