Anthony Anderson's encounter with Stevie Wonder has people speculating he isn't actually blind
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Anthony Anderson's story about his encounter with Stevie Wonder has people speculating he isn't actually blind.
The actor revealed the story which is making people think Wonder is not actually blind and has been faking it all along.
Anderson sat down on an episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to tell fans his bizarre theory about the 73-year-old soul singer. Check it out:
Colbert brought up the fact Anderson once 'challenged' a 'great icon' to a particular contest.
"I want to make sure I have this right because I'm gonna give you an opportunity to dispel a rumor here," the host began.
"Did you challenge Stevie Wonder to a basketball game?"
The audience instantly broke out into a chorus of laughter before the actor replied: "I did."
"You were gonna dunk on Stevie?" Colbert followed up.
Taking no time to drop the bomb, Anderson claimed: "What y'all don't know is that Stevie can see."
"Stevie can see, it's just an act," he reiterated.
The star continued: "Stevie flew me to Tobago one time for a jazz festival that he was producing.
"Stevie walks on stage, walks to me looks me dead in my eyes says 'Anthony. Get me to a piano'.
"'I was like 'Steve, well hell if you just walked to me you could have walked to the piano," Anderson went on.
According to the actor, the music icon 'caught himself' and 'had to play it off'.
He said: "And so I took him to the piano. And he played, but yes, I did challenge him to a game of one on one basketball for a charity event."
Apparently Stevie told Anderson: "Anthony, I don't want to embarrass you one on one. So let's just do it free throws.
"And he won."
Colbert then tried to qualify Anderson's claims: "So, it's a long con?"
"I'm telling you have him on the show, put stuff in his way," Anderson concluded, "I bet you he'll step over it."
The story has since had quite an impact on viewers with one YouTube user commenting: "If Steve wonder could actually see that just would make him more of a legend than he already is."
"I have always believed that Stevie can see!" commented a second who clearly also shared the same verdict as Anderson on the matter.
Another conspiracist added: "Steve wonder can see and always has."
A third claimed: "I feel like Stevie at one point in his life got his vision fixed and told nobody about it."
"Stephen better get Stevie Wonder on the show!" suggested a third, hoping to get some clarification on the matter.
Now that would be something.