Stan Walker on mystery illness: People thought I was 'on crack'

Publish Date
Thursday, 22 March 2018, 8:00AM
Stan Walker's documentary premieres on Sunday. Photo / Tania Whyte

Stan Walker's documentary premieres on Sunday. Photo / Tania Whyte

Stan Walker says he thinks people who jumped to conclusions about his health condition will be feeling "pretty dumb right now".

Posting a trailer for his upcoming documentary on his Instagram account, the Kiwi musician sent a message to people spreading rumours about him.

"I bet half the people thinking I was on crack or whatever y'all were saying are feel pretty dumb right now," said the star.

"This is bigger than all the talkers talking. It's bigger than me. Its bigger than whats happened & is happening to me.

"All I'm gonna say is that I'm blessed to be alive & well. God is good & I've been blessed with a back bone of whanau & friends that go through the highs & the lowest of lows with me," he said.


The trailer shows Walker's mother caring for him while the star is in hospital. The Herald understands Walker had to have his stomach removed due to a rare cancer-causing gene mutation which runs in his family.

It's estimated 70 per cent of those who have the mutation will develop stomach cancer by 40, and as a result, stomach removal is often the recommended treatment.

Stan premieres on Three at 8.40pm Sunday, March 25.

This article was first published on Spy and is republished here with permission.