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Stan Walker looks happy and healthy at New Zealand Fashion Week

He underwent surgery last year to combat a rare form of stomach cancer.   

But on Thursday at New Zealand Fashion Week, Stan Walker looked happy and healthy.

The 27-year-old singer walked the runway for streetwear label Not For You.  

Runway: Stan Walker, 27, looked happy and healthy as he walked the runway at New Zealand Fashion Week on Thursday, after having his stomach removed during a harrowing cancer battle last year

One look saw Stan sporting a grey hooded sweater, synthetic yellow trackpants, a black overcoat and Doc Marten boots.

The Australian Idol star later donned a grey round-neck top, black overalls and the same lace-up footwear.

Stan finished off his runway stint in a black sweater with a white graphic on the front, black sweatpants and a quilted bomber jacket, and pulled a number of playful poses.

Bold: One look saw Stan sporting a grey hooded sweater, synthetic yellow trackpants, a black overcoat and Doc Marten boots 

Bold: One look saw Stan sporting a grey hooded sweater, synthetic yellow trackpants, a black overcoat and Doc Marten boots 

Edgy: The Australian Idol star later donned a grey round-neck top, black overalls and the same lace-up footwear 

Edgy: The Australian Idol star later donned a grey round-neck top, black overalls and the same lace-up footwear 

Stan was forced to undergo stomach removal surgery in September last year after being diagnosed with the rare cancer-causing gene CDH1.

CDH1 runs in Stan’s family and has already claimed the lives of 25 of his relatives.  

Stan broke his silence on his health struggles in January, weeks after photos of him looking gaunt made headlines across Australia and New Zealand. 

Having endured a dramatic 36 kilo weight loss after the operation, the artist opened up about the frustration at his shrinking frame on Channel Nine’s documentary, Stan Walker: Fight of His Life, aired in May.   

‘I hate this. I just want to eat good. I want to put weight on and be healthy,’ he said while in hospital.

Streetwear: Stan finished off his runway stint in a black sweater with a white graphic on the front, black sweatpants and a quilted bomber jacket

Streetwear: Stan finished off his runway stint in a black sweater with a white graphic on the front, black sweatpants and a quilted bomber jacket

All smiles: Stan pulled a number of playful poses at the end of the runway

All smiles: Stan pulled a number of playful poses at the end of the runway

Traumatic: Stan was forced to undergo stomach removal surgery in September last year after being diagnosed with the rare cancer-causing gene CDH1

Traumatic: Stan was forced to undergo stomach removal surgery in September last year after being diagnosed with the rare cancer-causing gene CDH1

‘And then, you know, just more things come up. More health issues and back in hospital. Just in this last two days I’ve already lost weight and I’m getting skinnier and skinnier,’ he added. 

With surgery now behind him, the Little Black Box hitmaker told Daily Mail Australia in May that he’s focused on the future.

‘Now I’m going to live my best life and I’m going to do everything I can to make sure that I’m living my dreams and not just sitting there and kind of just waiting for somebody else to tell me I can do this now,’ he said.  

Stan rose to fame on Australian Idol in 2009. He took out the top spot and was subsequently offered a recording contract. 

Genes: CDH1 runs in Stan's family and has already claimed the lives of 25 of his relatives 

Genes: CDH1 runs in Stan’s family and has already claimed the lives of 25 of his relatives 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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