Stevie Wonder has been entertaining fans in for decades, but he is about to take an emergency break from performing.
On Saturday night, Wonder announced he would be taking a break soon because he needs a kidney transplant, Fox News reports.
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At 69 years old, Stevie Wonder is beginning to face some very serious health challenges.
A story broke last week just prior to the holiday that Wonder had “a serious but manageable health issue.” With those rumors flying around, Wonder decided to address the issue directly with his fans.
Wonder confirmed his health issues to his fans during the show but also stated that everything is under control.
In fact, Wonder stated that he already has a donor lined up and expects to back on stage fairly rapidly following the procedure.
Wonder, who was born prematurely, has been blind since just after he was born. To most of us, it seems as though he has been performing just about as long as he has been alive.
During his career, he has won 25 Grammy Awards and been nominated for significantly more.
His songs are regularly atop the charts and he continues to sell out just about everywhere he performs.
In all, Stevie Wonder has had ten songs make it to number one overall on the pop charts. He has also hit the top of the R&B charts with 20 songs.
During his career, Wonder has sold more than 100 million records.
While Wonder previously stated he has been recording songs for two new albums (which were supposed to have been released in 2014), the records have never been released. His last release, A Time to Love, came in 2005.