The most prominent and adored star of the 80s, and whose net worth has reached up to $110 million according to the Celebrity Net Worth, is to undergo a serious kidney transplant following a series of health complications that rendered him in pain for the past few weeks.
The legendary US singer-songwriter said he had a donor and would perform a couple more shows before he takes a break for the kidney procedure in September as he announced the news to his fans who lined up to hear him wrapping up a set at a music festival in Hyde Park.
Stevie later confirmed in a statement that he wanted his fans to know the news from him to avoid any unnecessary rumours and superstitions circulating about his health. This was followed by an attempt from the singer to lighten up the mood as he started to sing “superstitions” amidst the crowd, which greeted the news with a loud cheer.
The 69-year-old multi-Grammy Award-winner was reported to have a serious but manageable health issue.
However, according to the National Health Service (NHS), the most common reason for needed a transplant is kidney failure or end-stage chronic kidney disease.
It is worth noting that Wonder was born blind as Stevland Hardaway Judkins, in Saginaw, Michigan, in the United States in 1950.