Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus, 49, has been diagnosed with cancer and revealed to his fans that he’s begun chemotherapy.
“For the past three months I’ve been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. I have cancer,” Hoppus wrote. “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 added.
“Can’t wait to be cancer free and see you all at a concert in the hopefully near future. Love to you all,” Hoppus concluded.
Travis Barker, Hoppus’ bandmate, shared a photo of the two to his Instagram story – writing, “Love you, @markhoppus” and adding a heart emoji.
Tom DeLonge, the band’s co-founder, also said he was aware of Hoppus’ cancer diagnosis and offered his support.
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