Stevie Wonder announces he’s getting kidney transplant, taking time off


Stevie Wonder announced at a London concert on Saturday that he will undergo a kidney transplant later this year.

An adoring crowd cheered when the performer said he has already found a donor, according to a video from the concert that was posted to Twitter by BBC reporter Aleem Maqbool.

Wonder said he would do three more shows, and then take time off from performing.

“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,” Wonder told fans.

“You ain’t got to hear no rumors about nothing; I told you what’s up — I’m good,” he said.

“I’m all good; I’m all good. I have a donor; it’s all good,” he reassured fans, to more cheers.

“I want you to know I came here to give you my love and to thank you for your love,” added the 69-year-old Motown R&B legend, who has been performing since age 11.