He breaks into a couple of bars of Survivor by Destiny’s Child. I want more. His voice does sound strong.
He’s looking forward to co-hosting the NZ Music Awards next Thursday with Kanoa Lloyd.
‘‘Kanoa, man, she’s my bro. She’s so awesome, she’s so good at what she does. She’s all business and I’m party. I’m the party, I want to be the naughty one, I’m probably going to go off the script, she’s going to pull me back in. I’m going to be like the naughty little brother.
‘‘It’s going to be so much fun ... I used to hate that kind of stuff. Red carpets and all that, ugh, it’s not me. But now I’m skinny so I can wear anything so I’m like, take photos, I’m ready to go. And I’m performing too, so I can’t wait.’’
In the meantime, he doesn’t want to be defined by cancer, he just wants to get on with life.
‘‘I don’t want to be like ‘I almost died, guys’. ’Cause I did, and at times it was scary, but it’s so draining talking like that and having to relive that moment that you never want to relive.
‘‘So I’m like yep, had cancer, almost died, my mum had cancer, but we’re good. It’s not that I’m trying to avoid it, it’s just it’s already done. What’s done is done. We’re living now.’’
‘‘I don’t want to be like ‘I almost died, guys’. ’Cause I did, and at times it was scary, but it’s so draining talking like that and having to relive that moment that you never want to relive.’’ Stan Walker
November 11, 2018 Stan Walker says his voice is bigger now than before he had his stomach removed.
Stan Walker poses for photos with fans at Zeal youth centre, Hamilton.