Stevie Wonder’s Close Friend Reveals He Is Suffering ‘Health Challenges’
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Stevie Wonder is “doing better” after news that the legend was battling a serious but manageable health issue, according to reports.

Though it is unclear of the exact nature of the “Superstition” singer’s health issues, his reps told the Detroit Free Press that Wonder is “doing better now than he was a couple of months ago.”

There has been speculation that Wonder is suffering from kidney failure and has begun dialysis. The singer, 69, has still been performing and fulfilling his engagements in recent months, choosing to travel with a medical team.

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“He’s got some health challenges, but he doesn’t want a big PR thing out of this,” said musician Joan Belgrave, a longtime friend of the singer. “He’s in great spirits. You would never know anything is going on. That’s how he wants it, and that’s how he wants to keep it.”

Other friends, many of whom preferred to remain anonymous, also confirmed that Wonder is suffering from health issues.

“Please know that nothing is verified unless it comes directly from us,” Wonders publicist said in her sole comment.

Wonder will be performing a pair of concerts in London and Dublin in the coming days.


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