- 24 Jun 21
"For the past three months I've been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. I have cancer," singer and bassist Mark Hoppus told fans.
Blink-182 member Mark Hoppus has revealed his cancer diagnosis to his online followers.
The bassist and singer for the chart-topping rock band told fans his diagnosis on Twitter, writing his diagnosis "sucks and I'm scared".
"At the same time I'm blessed with incredible doctors and family and friends to get me through this," the 49-year-old added. "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. Love to you all."
— ϻ𝔞Ⓡ𝔨 𝐇𝑜Ƥ𝐩ย𝓼 (@markhoppus) June 23, 2021
Hoppus also posted a picture to his Instagram Story showing him seated in a hospital room alongside the caption: "Yes hello. One cancer treatment, please."
The pop-punk rocker formed Blink-182 in Southern California back in 1992, later spawning hits 'What's My Age Again?', 'I Miss You', and All The Small Things'.
Blink-182's radio-friendly brand of pop punk won them fans around the world throughout the 1990s and early 2000s. Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, released in 2001, became one of the biggest albums of the decade, with the band selling more than 50 million records in total.
Following news of his diagnosis, bandmate and drummer Travis Barker posted a throwback picture of the pair together and wrote "love you @markhoppus".
Frontman Tom DeLonge tweeted: I too have been aware of Mark’s cancer diagnosis for a while 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. Fisted hand#WeHaveHisBack"
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