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Sunday 18th August 2019

Singing legend Stevie Wonder having kidney transplant later this year

He cleared up rumours about his health

Stevie Wonder is to undergo a kidney transplant later this year.

The 69-year-old star made the announcement during his performance at British Summer Time Hyde Park.

He confirmed he'd already found a donor and would perform three more shows before going under the knife in September.

The singer wanted to clear up rumours about his health (Credit: SplashNews.com)

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Stevie said he was making the announcement in order to end "rumours" about his health.

He continued: "I'm all good, I'm all good, all good, I have a donor and it's all good.

"I want you to know, I came here to give you my love and thank you for your love. I love you and God bless you."

I'm all good, I'm all good, all good, I have a donor and it's all good.

Stevie previously insisted he's always had a positive outlook on life, regardless of the challenges he's faced.

The hitmaker performed in Hyde Park (Credit: SplashNews.com)

The music icon told The Guardian in 2002: "I'm always optimistic, but the world isn't.

"People need to make a jump to a place of positivity but they put it all on one person to make it happen.

"It takes everybody. And the mindset has to be different."

The I Just Called to Say I Love You hitmaker - who has been blind since shortly after his birth - also insisted he's never seen his disability or his race as a barrier to success.

He said: "Do you know, it's funny, but I never thought of being blind as a disadvantage, and I never thought of being black as a disadvantage.

"I am what I am. I love me! And I don't mean that egotistically - I love that God has allowed me to take whatever it was that I had and to make something out of it."

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