Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus announces he has cancer
Please keep Mark Hoppus and his family and friends in your prayers!
Mark Hoppus has received the “best possible news” following what appeared to be a dire cancer diagnosis.
“Scans indicate that the chemo is working!” the Blink-182 frontman, 49, shared on Twitter Monday. “I still have months of treatment ahead, but it’s the best possible news.”
Hoppus learned last week he has Stage 4 lymphoma, which he explained at the time means the cancer has “entered four different parts of my body.”
The musician said Monday he felt “grateful,” “confused” and “also sick” from the chemo.
“But the poison the doctors pump into me and the kind thoughts and wishes of the people around me are destroying this cancer,” he added. “Just gonna keep fighting…”
Fans commented with words of encouragement, with one person writing, “Mark, you’ve pulled so many out of dark places through your incredible energy and music. Sending the same energy back to you and wish you a speedy recovery. All the love x.”
Hoppus has remained positive throughout his diagnosis, previously telling fans during a livestream, “We’re beating this cancer. It’s just a matter of time.”
The “All the Small Things” rocker first announced he was battling the deadly disease in June, revealing at the time that he had already undergone months of chemo.
“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,” he wrote on Instagram. “I still have months of treatment ahead of me but I’m trying to remain hopeful and positive.”
Hoppus’ bandmates Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge have both publicly expressed their support.
“Mark is my brother and I love and support him,” Barker told E! News in a statement. “I will be with him every step of the way on stage and off and can’t wait for us to play together again soon.”
DeLonge, who left the band in 2015, added via Twitter, “I too, have been aware of @markhoppus’s cancer diagnosis for awhile now. And to add to his own words that he used today, I would also like to say that he is strong, and a super-human who is pushing through this difficult obstacle with a wide-open heart.”