Stevie Wonder Need To Have Kidney Transplant
There were rumors about the declining state of Stevie Wonder’s health, but he put an end to those. It was previously rumored that he was going through a chronic disease that resulted in kidney failure. The rumors were elevated when a radio personality from Philadelphia claimed Wonder had begun dialysis. During his performance in London’s Hyde Park on July 6, he announced that he would need to undergo surgery to have a kidney transplant. He also said his condition is excellent and that he has a donor. Because the donor volunteered, Wonder won’t be placed on a waiting list.The music legend added that he would have three more concerts before the surgery in September. His next show will be in Dublin tomorrow, followed by two more in the US. People from all around the world have started sending him good wishes ever since his announcement.
This is certainly not the first time Wonder’s health was put to the test. Stevie Wonder, with the full name Stevland Hardaway Judkins, was born on July 8, 1950, in Michigan. He was a premature baby suffering from a rare condition called retinopathy, eventually becoming blind. The World renowned singer, started singing at a very young age, thanks to the support from his church. By the age of ten, he already knew how to play the piano, harmonica, and conga drum. He was only 12 when he released his first album The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie. However, his live album in 1963 peaked at number one in the Billboard 200. The album hit Fingertips topped the US Billboard hot 100, becoming the youngest artist to top the chart. 70s saw the rise of Stevie Wonder to an amateur child prodigy to an established star with a distinct style. He learned synthesizer engineering while he was working with an electric orchestra called TONTO. His 1972 album Music of My Mindset the classical style of Wonder and was critically acclaimed.
The following albums Talking Book and Innervisions won four Grammy awards in 1973 and 1974. His next album Fulfillingess’ First Finale was also awarded four Grammy’s, while two songs from the album became number one. His 1976 album Songs In the Key of Life not only repeated the commercial success but was regarded as his most successful album by critics. Stevie Wonder released 23 albums to date. Thirty of his singles reached the top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100, 10 of which topped the chart. In addition, he has 25 Grammy Awards and a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, which is a record number as the most awarded to a male solo artist. He also holds an Oscar for the Best Original Song for the movie The Woman In Red. Selling more than 100 million records worldwide, he is one of the best-selling musicians of all time. In 2009, the United Nations named him the Messenger of Peace.