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Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus reveals cancer diagnosis

By Arthur Apostol Published Jun 25, 2021 4:02 pm

Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus revealed that he has cancer.

He recently shared his situation through his personal Instagram account. “For the past three months I’ve been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer,” Hoppus said. He also explained that he is “scared” and “blessed” at the same time because of his illness.

“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.”

Hoppus did not disclose which form of cancer he was diagnosed with.

Blink-182 was formed by Hoppus in 1991 with guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge, and drummer Scott Raynor. 

In 1998, drummer Travis Barker replaced Raynor, while DeLonge left the band in 2005 and again in 2015 after reuniting with the band in 2009.

Barker has recently shared an instagram story of a picture with his former bandmates with the caption “love you @markhoppus” in support of Hoppus.

DeLonge also showed love to the bassist by tweeting about Hoppus.

“I too, have been aware of Mark’s cancer diagnosis for a while now,” he wrote on Twitter. “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.” 

Hoppus and Blink-182 are famous for many of their hits including “First Date”, “I Miss you”, and “All The Small Things”.

(Images from the Blink-182 Official Youtube Channel and Mark Hoppus’ Instagram Account)