Stevie Wonder Tells Fans He'll be Fine, After a Transplant

Singer will receive a new kidney in September
By Bob Cronin,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 7, 2019 8:23 AM CDT
Stevie Wonder made his announcement during a concert in London's Hyde Park on Saturday.   (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Stevie Wonder paused during his set Saturday in London to tell fans he'll undergo a kidney transplant in September. He assured the crowd, which appeared to be shocked for a moment, that he'll be fine, TMZ reports. "I'm all good," Wonder said. "I have a donor, it's all good." Playing the British Summer Time Hyde Park music festival, he said he'll do three more concerts before taking a hiatus for the surgery.

"You ain't gotta hear no rumors about nothing, I told you what's up," Wonder, 69, said, per CNN. Reports had circulated that Wonder is having health problems. He made the announcement in a somber tone, the AP reports, but appeared in top form during his performance. (Read more Stevie Wonder stories.)

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