Blink-182's Mark Hoppus reveals cancer diagnosis: 'I’m trying to remain hopeful and positive'

Hoppus did not reveal the type of cancer or what stage it's at.

June 24, 2021, 10:19 AM

Blink-182's bassist/vocalist, Mark Hoppus, revealed on Wednesday that he has been privately battling cancer and receiving chemotherapy.

"For the past three months I’ve been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer," Hoppus shared on Twitter. "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."

"I still have months of treatment ahead of me but I’m trying to remain hopeful and positive," he continued. "Can’t wait to be cancer free and see you all at a concert in the hopefully near future. Love to you all."

Hoppus, 49, did not reveal the type of cancer or what stage it's at.

The musician also shared a photo to Instagram Stories giving fans an inside look at his health journey. Along with a photo of himself seated in what appears to be a doctor’s office hooked up to an IV, the musician wrote, “Yes hello. One cancer treatment, please.”

PHOTO: Matt Skiba, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker of blink-182 at The Forum on Jan. 18, 2020 in Inglewood, Calif.
Matt Skiba, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker of blink-182 at The Forum on Jan. 18, 2020 in Inglewood, Calif.
Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images, FILE

Hoppus, a founding member of the band, along with drummer Scott Raynor and guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge, has also written many of the group’s songs.

Following the reveal, Travis Barker took to his Instagram Stories to voice support for his bandmate, writing, “Love you @markhoppus." Barker also included a throwback photo of him giving Mark a kiss on the cheek.

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