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Stevie Wonder to have a kidney transplant

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SINGER, songwriter and musician Stevie Wonder — seen here performing during the taping of Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star GRAMMY Salute on Feb. 11, 2015 — told thousands of fans watching him perform in London on Saturday night that he is due to have a kidney transplant in September. He told the crowd at an event in Hyde Park that he had a donor lined up, and was making the announcement to avoid rumors spreading about his health. “I’m going to have surgery, I am going to have a kidney transplant in September of this year,” he said as he finished his performance, according to footage posted on Twitter by those at the concert. The 69 year old, who has won more Grammy awards than any other artist and whose hits include “Superstitious,” “I Just Called to Say I Love You,” and “Isn’t She Lovely,” did not reveal what was behind him needing the transplant. “I’m all good, I’m all good, I’m all good. I have a donor it’s all good,” he added after a supportive cheer from the crowd. “I want you to know I came here to give you my love and to thank you for your love, you ain’t got to hear no rumors about nothing, I told you what’s up, I’m good.”