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Stevie Wonder Is Taking a Break From Performing to Undergo a Kidney Transplant

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Stevie Wonder announced Saturday that he will be taking some time off for a kidney transplant. “I’m all good, I’m all good, all good,” he told the crowd at London’s BST festival. “I have a donor and it’s all good.” Wonder has three more shows before his operation-mandated hiatus. Earlier this year, Wonder performed at Nipsey Hussle’s memorial service. The transplant is scheduled for September, according to People. The show and announcement were documented by fans on social media, including Kate Beckinsale. “I want you to know, I came here to give you my love and thank you for your love. You ain’t got to hear no rumors,” Wonder said, possibly alluding to a Detroit Free Press article that claimed he was undergoing health challenges. “I told you what’s up. I am good. I love you and God bless you.”

Stevie Wonder Going on Hiatus, Getting a Kidney Transplant