The mother of Australian supermodel Jennifer Hawkins has been diagnosed with kidney cancer.

Gail Hawkins received the diagnosis last week and will undergo surgery on Thursday morning, just hours before her daughter is due to appear in the Myer Spring Summer fashion parade.

Hawkins expected to travel to Newcastle on Wednesday night to be by her mother’s side before the operation and will return to Sydney for the parade in the afternoon.

Just yesterday Jen posted a photo to her Instagram account from a photoshoot and captioned the photo, ‘Here’s to a week of good vibes’. 

Today onset…🎥🐞 Here’s to a week of good vibes.

A photo posted by Jennifer Hawkins (@jenhawkins_) on

Written by AAP and staff writers

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