To see, or not to see; that is the question.
At least, that’s the question on TMZ‘s mind. At LAX, a reporter talked to the “A Place in the Sun” singer about his eyesight. Can Stevie Wonder really see?
According to the musician, he still wants to keep the suspense. “This year, I will reveal the truth,” he says. At 66 years old, Stevie Wonder is still questioned about his ability (or lack thereof) to see. However, he has supposedly been blind since infancy.
“He was born six weeks premature, which, along with the oxygen-rich atmosphere in the hospital incubator, resulted in retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), a condition in which the growth of the eyes is aborted and causes the retinas to detach,” relays the The Concourse.
The blunder left the legend blind, but people still speculate. However, just because the sexagenarian is legally blind does not mean he’s in the dark.
According to an All About Vision article, a person with 20/200 or less vision is considered blind. “If you have 20/200 visual acuity, the smallest letters you can identify from a distance of 20 feet are the size of the smallest letters a person with historically defined ‘normal vision’ can see from a much greater distance — 200 feet, in this case,” it reads.
There are still conspiracy theories surrounding his eyesight, though. Whether he was taking a photo of a now deceased Michael Jackson or watching basketball games court side, evidence pointed to a hoax.
However, Stevie Wonder’s probably legally blind. After all, he took a picture of the “Billie Jean” singer within an arm’s reach, and he purchased seats close enough to enjoy the game.
Then again, the past few months have been a whirlwind of surprises. If Stevie Wonder does miraculously proclaim, “I have perfect 20/20 vision,” would he really leave people in shock?