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July 08, 2019

Stevie Wonder Reveals He's Taking Break from Touring to Receive Kidney Transplant

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During his recent concert at Hyde Park, Stevie Wonder revealed that he was going to take a break from performing to get a kidney transplant later this year. 

While he's been an active member of the music industry for decades now, Stevie Wonder is taking a break from it later this year to get a kidney transplant. 

Mid-performance, he shares that he found a donor and would be performing three more shows for his fans before taking a break to get the surgery done in September. 

While it's an alarming thing to get a kidney transplant, he reassures his fans that he is okay. 

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"I'm all good, I'm all good, all good."

Setting Things Clear

Wonder shared the news after singing his hit song Superstition, saying that he wanted to stop the "rumors" surrounding his health and set the record straight once and for all. 

"I want you to know, I came here to give you my love and thank you for your love. I love you and God bless you."

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With his nearing hiatus from music, Stevie Wonder has been making the most out of his most recent performances. In fact, he even had an impromptu 35-minute performance at the Skylight Gardens restaurant in Los Angeles where he and his wife were dining. 

A Casual Surprise

He left his meal unfinished to sing with Nelson Cade on stage, who was in charge of entertainment that night. 

Nelson played the instrumental version of "Isn't She Lovely?" to acknowledge Wonder's presence. However, he didn't think it would catch the star's attention and that he'd actually head on up to the stage to perform. 

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According to Cade, he lost all train of thought when he realized Wonder was singing with him. 

“I didn’t want to sing it because that would be too obvious. It was supposed to be a tip of the hat kind of gesture… I would’ve been content with him just being in the restaurant!”

A True Musician

After hearing the gesture, Wonder asked his bodyguard to the stage to ask Cade if he could join him on stage. Of course, the answer was yes. 

“This man is so friendly. He came up, and he tried to calm me down by saying, ‘I just want to play, it’s not supposed to be a big ordeal or anything, don’t be stressed.'”

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Stevie will definitely miss playing for a while after his surgery, but everyone is already waiting for him to continue doing what he loves doing. 

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