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Stevie Wonder feels '40 right now' after successful kidney transplant

Stevie Wonder feels '40 right now' after successful kidney transplant

Stevie Wonder feels '40 right now' after successful kidney transplant

Stevie Wonder feels "40 right now" after undergoing a kidney transplant last year.

The 70-year-old music legend has given a health update after he went under the knife in December and admitted he's feeling "great" and his voice is in good shape, too.

The 'Isn't She Lovely' hitmaker was speaking during a virtual press conference to promote his new songs, 'Can’t Put It in The Hands of Fate' and 'Where Is Our Love Song', with proceeds for the latter track being donated to Feeding America.

He told press: “I was blessed with a new kidney and that happened on December 6, 2019 … I feel great. My voice feels great.

“I told my daughter Aisha, ‘I’m going to be like five years younger than you now. I’m going from being 70 to being 40.’ I feel like I’m about 40 right now. I’m feeling great.”

On using his music to "make a difference", he added: “This is where we’re starting. Not seeing people starve is so very important … The commitment for me is don’t just talk about it, be about it. Use your music to make a difference."

Stevie announced he was set to have a transplant during his performance at British Summer Time Hyde Park last summer, where he confirmed he'd already found a donor.

The 'Superstition' singer said he wanted to make the news public in order to end "rumors" 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 heer to give you my love and thank you for your love. I love you and God bless you."

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

The singer - who has been blind since shortly after his birth - shared: "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."

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