Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Reveals He’s Undergoing Cancer Treatment
Some sad news to report today. Blink-182 singer/bassist Mark Hoppus is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. He made the surprise announcement on his social media accounts earlier this week.
He did not reveal what type of cancer he has, but he did say he’s been receiving treatment for the past three months.
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. Can’t wait to be cancer free and see you all at a concert in the hopefully near future. Love to you all.
He then posted (and then quickly removed) a photo of himself sitting in what appeared to be a medical setting, with a caption that read, “Hello, yes. One cancer treatment, please.”
No word on why he deleted the photo, but we’re sure this is all new and uncomfortable for him. He probably doesn’t know how much to share.
The band’s co-founder, Tom DeLonge, posted a message of support on his Twitter account:
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. 👊🏼#WeHaveHisBack— Tom DeLonge (@tomdelonge) June 24, 2021
Travis Barker also expressed his support in a statement to E! News:
Mark is my brother and I love and support him. 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.
Hopefully Mark is able to beat this cancer. Again, we’re not sure what type it is or how far it has advanced, but he seems optimistic, so we will be as well.