Despite doing well after the invasive surgery that has dramatically changed his life, the Kiwi singer has opened up about his fears for the future.
The 27-year-old has admitted that the possibility of passing on the gene to any kids he may have in the future was constantly “in the back of his head” in a raw interview with Daily Mail Australia.
“Now I’m getting older I want to have kids. The last thing I want to do is give this ugly thing to my kids,” Stan told the outlet. “But I don’t want them to be the thing that stops me from having kids.”
Stan — who carries a cancer causing gene mutation CDH1 — said it would be awful to watch his own children go through the same suffering he has.
“It is in the back of my head and I don’t want my kids to go through what I went through,” he said, adding he’s determined not to let it deter him from having a family one day.
Cancer ahas plighted his family, with his mum April carrying the same rare cancer gene as him, stuff.co.nz reports.
Fans first suspected something was wrong with Stan — who shot to fame on Australian Idol nine years ago — when he lost a dramatic amount of weight.
But it was only when he shared a clip of him in hospital back in March 2018 from his upcoming doco that the musician confirmed their worst fears.
“I bet half the people thinking I was on crack or whatever y’all were saying are feel pretty dumb right now,” he wrote alongside the clip at the time.
After undergoing surgery a year ago, Stan is staying positive and is focusing on his music. But has previously admitted he was scared he may never be able to sing again.
Stan Walker: The fight of His Life airs on May 7 on Nine.
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