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Tags: Hollywood | Cancer | blink 182 | bassist | mark hoppus | cancer

Blink 182 Bassist Mark Hoppus Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

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Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 performs onstage at the 2020 iHeartRadio ALTer EGO at The Forum on Jan. 18, 2020, in Inglewood, California. (Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

By    |   Thursday, 24 June 2021 09:39 AM

Blink 182's bassist and singer Mark Hoppus has revealed that he has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy.

The 49-year-old revealed the news Wednesday on Twitter, explaining that he had been receiving treatment for three months and was feeling positive about the outcome.

"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 in a tweet. "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 near future."

Hoppus also shared a photo on his Instagram Story of himself hooked up to an IV, writing "Yes hello. One cancer treatment please," according to Today.

Tom DeLonge, the lead vocalist and guitarist of Blink 182, tweeted a message of support for his bandmate. 

"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," he wrote.

Other friends also reached out to Hoppus. 

"You’ve got this, brother," Wolf Van Halen, the son of the late Eddie Van Halen, replied to Hoppus on Twitter.

“You’re on our minds, Mark. Your attitude is going to be magnified by so many people," added actor B.J. Novak.

Hoppus did not specify what type of cancer he was diagnosed with, or how it will impact the forthcoming release of Blink 182's new album. The band's drummer, Travis Barker, confirmed earlier this year during an appearance on the "Rock This" podcast that they would be dropping the anticipated follow-up to their 2019 album, "Nine," and it would feature collaborators including Grimes, Lil Uzi Vert and Pharrell, 

"It's not like Blink's making a rap song or anything," Barker said, according to ABC. "It's like bringing Uzi over to our world. So it's more of a punk, reggae feeling song."

The musician was quick to add that the band would not be deviating too far from their roots. 

"We’re never going to veer too far off from what we are – like, I’m like a punk kid at heart, you know what I mean?" he said.

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Blink 182's bassist and singer Mark Hoppus has revealed that he has cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy. The 49-year-old revealed the news Wednesday on Twitter, explaining that he had been receiving treatment...
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