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    Stan Walker: I wont deny my past

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    Stan Walker: I wont deny my past

    Post by sarahbunny on Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:07 pm

    Stan walker: i wont deny my past

    A violent past, drug problems, the loss of a child - this sort of turbulent history is something a fresh talent on the music scene would usually prefer to keep hidden. Not Stan Walker.

    With the blessing of his parents - his mother, April, 44, and father Ross, 42 - the straight-talking Kiwi singer and Australian Idol winner shocked fans as he released intimate details of his life. The aim, he says, was to help others in similar desperate situations.

    ‘Mum and Dad totally supported me,' says the Australian-based star, speaking candidly to New Idea from his Auckland hotel. Stan, home to promote his debut album Introducing Stan Walker, has never hidden the fact Ross used to beat his wife and children while April struggled to keep the family together. ‘They're not issues people want to bring up. The truth. The real stuff that happens. I want to bring down these ugly generational curses. It doesn't have to be like that. But that's what we went through to get to where we are now,' he says. ‘I don't know if I did good [revealing my past]. I just did what was necessary.'

    Today, devout Christians April and Ross - who are helping to educate young Australian NRL players about domestic violence - have turned their lives around, and they're ecstatic at how their son has transformed his. Only a year ago the 19-year-old soul singer was on the dole, killing time with friends at the beach in Coolangatta, Queensland. Today he's an international star who's mobbed by fans whereever he goes. And forever keeping a watchful eye over her boy is April.

    ‘Mum loves it! She's just had her hair done,' laughs Stan, whose face lights up at the happiness his success has brought his mother. ‘She really looks after me, my mum.'

    Overwhelmed with the amount of support Stan's received at home and in Australia, April always believed her son would be a star.

    ‘Stan had God's favour on him. I used to cry when he sang in our church,' April recalls. ‘I'm so rapt for him. It's a dream he's had for a while but didn't do anything about it. He didn't feel it was right for him until he really found himself and knew who he was.'

    April's been a tower of strength in Stan's life, who undoubtedly supported him when his ex-girlfriend miscarried their daughter this year. The little one's name, Ataahua - meaning 'beautiful' in Maori - is tattooed along the side of his neck.

    ‘I almost quit Idol,' reveals Stan, who lost Ataahua just as he made Idol's top 24. ‘But people need to know there's someone else out there going through this.'

    Although he's incredibly career focused, Stan hasn't given up on finding love again, and the ‘rugged romantic' wants his next partner to be his wife.

    ‘I want someone who can sing, is funny, can eat and someone who loves life, family, God and me,' he says

    But - watch out, girls - Stan wants someone who shares his dreams of a big brood.

    ‘I want seven children!' Stan reveals. ‘I don't want to start having kids when I'm 35. I want to start young so I can have heaps!'

    Family is hugely important to the pop star, whose jam-packed schedule means he'll have only a few days back in Coolangatta to enjoy the festive season. The New Year will also be manic as Stan aims to release a second album.

    ‘The world needs something real, rather than something glossed up and fake,' explains Stan, who's already began writing track lyrics. ‘People's stories want to be heard. Hopefully I'm one of those stories for a lot of them.'

    By Caroline Botting

    source: nz new idea
    http://nz.lifestyle.yahoo.com/b/newideanz/5324/stan-walker-i-wont-deny-my-past/
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    Re: Stan Walker: I wont deny my past

    Post by josephineperrot on Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:26 pm

    awwwwwww..I am glad his honest and if he was not honest about himself others would have scandalised it in the newspaper to make him look bad. these days everything you have done or do is under a microscope! it seems the way to Stan's heart Sarah is have lots of kids and cook big meals lol
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    Re: Stan Walker: I wont deny my past

    Post by sarahbunny on Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:35 pm

    True true Josie hahah well im out then i don't want 7 kids and im not the best cook :( LOL
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    Re: Stan Walker: I wont deny my past

    Post by Linda on Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:31 pm

    That's such a good article to read.
    It's all out in the open and nothing else to say really........ :)


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    Re: Stan Walker: I wont deny my past

    Post by todreaminblue on Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:32 pm

    sarah thanks for posting that it was a well written insightful article ......i really enjoyed the read.....hugs to ya.....debxo
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    Re: Stan Walker: I wont deny my past

    Post by sarahbunny on Sat Jan 02, 2010 8:46 pm

    No prob deb just got bored and was googling Stan and this came up :) i enjoyed it too
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    Re: Stan Walker: I wont deny my past

    Post by Taichimisty on Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:37 am

    That was so inspirational, takes courage to speak about your past...
    well done Stan and family.....please carry on speaking up.....makes me appreciate what I have more.... ❤
    Having a "wow" moment after reading that post.....definitely a minti moment lol:) Razz
    Always feel humble when I read about his life.

    Thank you Sarahbunny.......

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    Re: Stan Walker: I wont deny my past

    Post by inikamoze on Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:55 am

    ‘The world needs something real, rather than something glossed up and fake,' explains Stan, who's already began writing track lyrics. ‘People's stories want to be heard. Hopefully I'm one of those stories for a lot of them.'

    Yay for Stan! :cheers:

    I can't wait to see how he translates all of this into song.

    Matchbox Twenty (the band) practically soundtracked my whole life, and I have a feeling Stan is going to do that for a lot of ppl too. ❤
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    Re: Stan Walker: I wont deny my past

    Post by sarahbunny on Sun Jan 03, 2010 12:50 pm

    me too ini i cant wait to see how he interpretes all that stuff into songs... Big Smile





    also i found an article lol its really old though its just before he won..i dnt think its latest news so yeah here the link:

    http://nz.lifestyle.yahoo.com/b/newideanz/4814/idols-stan-walker-my-childhood-was-like-once-were-warriors/

    please delete if im not aloud to do this Big Smile
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    Re: Stan Walker: I wont deny my past

    Post by nappunyoja on Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:07 pm

    IS STAN FINISH HOLIDAY??
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    Re: Stan Walker: I wont deny my past

    Post by sarahbunny on Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:15 pm

    ah yes i think so he updated on his twitter saying his planning for the year ahead and is very busy
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    Re: Stan Walker: I wont deny my past

    Post by nappunyoja on Wed Jan 06, 2010 12:17 pm

    sarahbunny wrote:ah yes i think so he updated on his twitter saying his planning for the year ahead and is very busy
    WHAT IS THIS TWITTER?? I HEAR A LOT. STAN HAVE THIS ONE???

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    Re: Stan Walker: I wont deny my past

    Post by hot_chilli on Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:32 pm

    Stan's been through a lot, and the fact that he and his family have found their way and internal peace, makes me believe that miracles do happen!
    Way to go Stan for being such a courageous, honest young man!!

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    Re: Stan Walker: I wont deny my past

    Post by fynesthorse on Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:36 pm

    there can be miracles when you believe

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