Stan Walker shares how 'everything's changed' since stomach removal

Kiwi musician Stan Walker has spoken out about the struggles of his "new normal" following his battle with cancer and subsequent stomach removal surgery. 

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, the 'Black Box' hit-maker explained that he can no longer eat normally. 

"It's a 24/7 job, I can't just get up and get a pie or go and get a sandwich or just have cereal - those kind of things are not normal for me anymore. 

"I have to think about what I want to eat all the time and how it's going to affect me."

Walker made the decision to have his stomach removed last year in order to save his life. His family has an aggressive CDH1 hereditary mutation, giving them an 80 percent chance of getting stomach cancer. 

The singer gave fans an unflinching look at his struggle in a documentary, Stan, which aired on Three in March. Now, he is determined his health issues won't hold him back any longer. 

"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." 

Walker recently posted a series of photos to Instagram in which he writes about accepting his new body. 

"Have no stomach but can take shirtless photos now," one caption read. 

"Actually embarrassed to take these photos... Ah well this is my life now... Just embrace it aye" was another.