Stevie Wonder is a wildly talented man, and has accomplished things that most of us could only dream of doing, his handicap notwithstanding. However, it shocked us when Wonder announced on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ that he intends to compete on ‘Dancing With the Stars.’
Apparently, the singer’s lifelong impairment is not at all an obstacle in his quest to boogie down on live television. In fact, the only obstacle he faces is his waistline. When Ellen asked him, “Is there any truth to the rumor? Are you thinking about doing ‘Dancing With the Stars’?” he responded, “I’m losing weight. When I get to where I feel like I’m gonna look good enough for what I wanna do, I’ll do that.”
DeGeneres went on to say that the lauded crooner and songwriter didn’t really need to lose weight to get on the show. But Wonder — who considered joining the show in 2008– retorted, “I’ll look good in the beginning and I’ll look even better in the end.”
If this all happens, the ‘Superstition’ singer will be the first blind celebrity to appear on ‘Dancing,’ though he wouldn’t be the first contestant with a disability: deaf actress Marlee Matlin competed in 2008, and amputee Heather Mills, Paul McCartney’s ex-wife, performed in 2007. Both finished in seventh place.
Check out Stevie Wonder performing on Ellen’s show:
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