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- Posted on Dec 1st 2011 11:46AM by Theo Spielberg
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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."
As Degeneres said, you don'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.