Legendary singer Stevie Wonder has announced that he will be taking a break from music to focus on his health and will be having surgery in September.
He made this announcement during a concert in London at Hyde park where he said he’d be having a kidney transplant.
“So what’s gonna happen is this, I’m going to have surgery, I’m going to have a kidney transplant in September of this year. I’m all good, I’m all good, I’m all good. I have a donor, it’s all good,” Wonder said. “I want you to know I came here to give you my love and to thank you for your love. You ain’t gotta hear no rumors about nothing, I told you what’s up. I’m good. All right?”
Stevie Wonder, 69, has been one of the most prolific and iconic singers in the modern era learning to play piano, drums and harmonica by age 9 and going on to win 25 Grammy Awards, an honorary award and has been nominated 74 times.
While the news of Stevie Wonder and his kidney issues are saddening, there was also the issue of the sound at his latest concert. Several concert goers were upset by the fact that the sound for his concert at Hyde Park was so bad.
They flocked to Twitter to talk about this.
One even went as far as saying it was the worst concert he had ever attended: “what the hell is happening? Why the hell are we listening to a DJ playing songs from his laptop whilst Stevie Wonder is sitting at his piano not having a clue what is going on! The sound is awful – possibly the worst concert have ever been to!”
You can check out responses below:
Sound engineers @BSTHydePark need to look for a new job. Sound quality is shocking. Completely ruined Stevie Wonder set. So disappointed
— Clare Jones (@clarejjon43) July 6, 2019
#steviewonder #BSTHydePark what the hell is happening? Why the hell are we listening to a DJ playing songs from his laptop whilst Stevie Wonder is sitting at his piano not having a clue what is going on! The sound is awful – possibly the worst concert have ever been to!
— Putney Pug (@PugPutney) July 6, 2019
Stevie Wonder just made an emotional speech to the Hyde Park crowd saying he will do 3 more shows & then will be taking a break to have a kidney transplant. It's after reports he was battling health issues. Absolute legend & honoured to have seen one of his last shows for now ❤
— Anna Collinson (@AnnaCollinson) July 6, 2019
The sound quality for Stevie wonder was so poor please tweet your complaint number so we can all get in contact.
— frankie kolar (@FrankieKolar) July 6, 2019
Can someone please let Stevie Wonder know that there are other places to do gigs in the UK aside from Hyde Park where’s there’s a good chance of actually hearing his set .
— DavidGArnold (@DavidGArnold) July 6, 2019
We wish the absolute legend of a singer all the best as he recovers from this illness.