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Stevie Wonder tells London concert he will have a kidney transplant

File image of Stevie Wonder Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 08, 2019, 02.36 PM (IST)

Stevie Wonder told thousands of fans watching him perform in London on Saturday night he is due to have a kidney transplant in September.

The singer, songwriter and musician told the crowd at an event in Hyde Park that he had a donor lined up, and was making the announcement to avoid rumours 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 sixty-nine 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 rumours about nothing, I told you what`s up, I`m good."

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The singer, songwriter and musician told the crowd at an event in Hyde Park that he had a donor lined up, and was making the announcement to avoid rumours spreading about his health.