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Concern mount for Stan Walker ahead of tell-all documentary

There is mounting concern for Australian-New Zealand recording artist Stan Walker over his recent health struggles. 

Speaking on Thursday’s The Morning Show about a soon-to-be aired documentary on the Australian Idol star’s illness, entertainment reporter Peter Ford claimed that that the 27-year-old had been battling a rare genetic mutation.

‘It turns out he’s been really seriously ill,’ Peter said. ‘It turned out he has a rare gene mutation that required his stomach to be removed.’ 

 

‘It turns out he has been really seriously ill’: Concern mounts for Stan Walker ahead of his tell-all documentary that reveals his recent health struggles… and how he had his stomach removed 

Peter added: ‘If he hadn’t got his stomach removed he would have almost certainly gotten cancer’. [sic]

After playing the trailer for the documentary, Peter revealed that it would air on Sunday night in New Zealand although there is no air date confirmed for Australia. 

Concern: 'It turns out he's been really seriously ill,' entertainment reporter Peter Ford said of Stan. 'It turned out he has a rare gene mutation that required his stomach to be removed'

Concern: ‘It turns out he’s been really seriously ill,’ entertainment reporter Peter Ford said of Stan. ‘It turned out he has a rare gene mutation that required his stomach to be removed’

On Tuesday, Stan released a preview clip of his film, which will cover the last nine months of his life and his battle with serious ill-health.

Part of the trailer, shared to Instagram, showed the artist lying in a hospital bed.  

In another moment Stan is seen wearing a hospital gown and hair net while his mother rubs his back.

' What if there's a complication and I die?' On Tuesday, former Australian Idol winner Stan Walker released a preview clip of his upcoming documentary

‘ What if there’s a complication and I die?’ On Tuesday, former Australian Idol winner Stan Walker released a preview clip of his upcoming documentary

Both wear expression of pain and sadness in the scene.

‘They’re all expecting me to get up and walk around, but I’m scared,’ he says.

His mum then speaks to camera: ‘I’d rather I go before my children – any mother and any parent would.’

Heart-breaking story: Wearing a hospital gown and hair net, Stan's mother is seen rubbing his back while an expression of pain and sadness is shown on both his and his mother's face

Heart-breaking story: Wearing a hospital gown and hair net, Stan’s mother is seen rubbing his back while an expression of pain and sadness is shown on both his and his mother’s face

Stan goes on to say: ‘It’s been hard for my mum, she cries every day and she blames herself too.’

 ‘What if there’s complication and I die?’

 At the end of the clip, his mother speaks candidly to the camera, sharing: ‘I just have to block it out, stay strong, be with Stan and help him.’

Staying strong: Stan goes on to say: 'it's been hard for my mum, she cries every day and she blames herself too'

Staying strong: Stan goes on to say: ‘it’s been hard for my mum, she cries every day and she blames herself too’

At the end of the clip, his mother speaks candidly to the camera, sharing: ‘I just have to block it out, stay strong, be with Stan and help him.’

Captioning the clip on Instagram, Stan wrote: ‘This Sunday night 8.40 pm on @threenewzealand watch my documentary Stan,’ he wrote.

Adding: ‘I bet half the people thinking I was on crack or whatever y’all were saying are feeling pretty dumb right now.’

Continuing, he wrote: ‘This is bigger than all the talkers talking. It’s bigger than me. It’s bigger than what’s happened & is happening to me.’

Truth unveiled: At the end of the clip, his mother speaks candidly to the camera, sharing: 'I just have to block it out, stay strong, be with Stan and help him'

Truth unveiled: At the end of the clip, his mother speaks candidly to the camera, sharing: ‘I just have to block it out, stay strong, be with Stan and help him’

‘There is always someone worse off going through a lot worse. All im going to say is that I’m blessed to be alive and well.’

Referring to a native Maori language term for family, he added: ‘God is good & I’ve been blessed with a back bone of whanaua and friends that go through the highs and the lowest of lows with me.’

Fans were quick to support him, with one writing: ‘Thinking about you during this hardship.’

Another wrote: ‘Thinking of you and hoping you have a speedy recovery.’

Family first: Referring to a native Maori language term for family, he added: 'God is good & I've been blessed with a back bone of whanaua and friends that go through the highs and the lowest of lows with me'

Family first: Referring to a native Maori language term for family, he added: ‘God is good & I’ve been blessed with a back bone of whanaua and friends that go through the highs and the lowest of lows with me’

 

 



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