Blink-182‘s vocalist and bassist Mark Hoppus opened up about his cancer diagnosis and shared that he’s been undergoing chemotherapy sessions for three months already.
“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,” he shared via Twitter. “I still have months of treatment ahead of me but I’m trying to remain hopeful and positive.”
Mark also said that he’s already looking forward to meeting his fans and performing at a concert again. “Can’t wait to be cancer free and see you all at a concert in the hopefully near future. Love to you all.”
Days after revealing his cancer diagnosis, he shared how different he felt after a recent chemotherapy session compared to previous ones.
“This round of chemo I feel better than I have before. The only thing is that this round I’ve been more nauseous which I don’t like,” he said while livestreaming on Twitch. “I didn’t just feel like a poisoned electrified zombie leaning up against an electric fence like I did the rest, the past couple of rounds.”
He also said that he was able to do more things and leave his house for the first time in a few days. “This round of chemo, I wasn’t totally stuck on the couch, miserable. I’ve actually watched movies and walked around and cleaned the house and hung out with my dogs.”
Former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge said that he’s known about Mark’s condition for some time now and described his ex-bandmate as “a super-human who is pushing through this difficult obstacle with a wide-open heart.”
Drummer Travis Barker also expressed his support for Mark in a statement to E! News, saying, “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.”