Mark Hoppus of blink-182 announces cancer diagnosis
Earlier today, Mark Hoppus, best known as bassist and singer of legendary band blink-182 confirmed that he has been battling cancer for the last few months. In a since-deleted post on Instagram, Hoppus shared a photo of himself sitting in what appeared to be a hospital room with an IV in his arm with the caption, “Yes hello. One cancer treatment, please.”
Fans were quick to take to social media about the troubling photo with Hoppus posting an update in his Instagram storyline and his Twitter page just hours later.
Hoppus' post read: "For the past three months I’ve been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. I have cancer. It sucks and I’m scared, and at the same time I’m blessed with incredible doctors and family and friends to get me through this." While adding, "I still have months of treatment ahead of me but I’m trying to remain hopeful and positive. Can’t wait to be cancer-free and see you all at a concert in the hopefully near future. Love to you all."
Thousands of Mark's fans including fellow musicians took to his Twitter post in support of his recovery including members of Pierce The Veil, Good Charlotte, Issues and All Time Low.
While receiving ongoing treatment, Mark hasn't been absent from social media posting frequently on his Twitch channel as well his podcast After School Radio on Apple Music and most recently celebrating the 20 year anniversary of blink-182's "Take Off Your Pants and Jacket" record on June 12th saying: "Hell yes. 20 years ago today Take Off Your Pants and Jacket came out. After the overwhelming and unexpected success of Enema of the State we wanted to write a darker, harder album that pushed the boundaries of what blink-182 could do. I love this record. Thank you to everyone who listened to it then and continues to put it on two decades later. ♥️🙏🏻
Endless love to Travis Barker, Tom Delonge and Jerry Finn."
At this time, Hoppus has not revealed the exact kind of cancer he has been diagnosed with, or at what stage it was found. blink-182 has also canceled all of their remaining shows for 2021.
I'd like to personally wish Mark Hoppus much love, well wishes, and a speedy recovery. Fans can also reach out to Mark via his Twitter and Instagram page.
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