Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 undergoing chemotherapy for cancer: ‘It sucks and I’m scared’
Hoppus is the only remaining original member of Blink-182, which is currently comprised of vocalist/guitarist Matt Skiba and drummer Travis Barker.
Mark Hoppus, the longtime bassist and vocalist for pop-punk band Blink-182, is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.
The musician, 49, has been going through treatment for the past three months, he revealed in a June 24 social media post.
“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,” Hoppus wrote, adding he still has “months of treatment ahead” but is “trying to remain hopeful and positive.”
“Can’t wait to be cancer free and see you all at a concert in the near future,” he concluded. “Love you all.”
“Love you @markhoppus,” his bandmate Travis Barker wrote on his Instagram story with a black heart emoji, sharing an old photo of the two hugging.
On Sunday, Hoppus provided an update on his health while dropping into a game of online Bingo on Twitch.
“How am I feeling today? I feel much better than yesterday,” Hoppus said. “Yesterday was hellish for me and I woke up today feeling better I went for a walk, and I had a decent breakfast, and I haven’t felt like I was going to throw up today, so we’ll take it as a win.”
Hoppus is the only remaining original member of Blink-182, which is currently comprised of vocalist/guitarist Matt Skiba and drummer Travis Barker. The group, which rose to stardom in the ‘90s as a key player in developing the pop-punk genre, is best known for hits including “What’s My Age Again?,” “First Date,” “All The Small Things,” and “Adam’s Song.”
Earlier this month, Hoppus celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the band’s fourth studio album, “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket.”
“After the overwhelming and unexpected success of Enema of the State we wanted to write a darker, harder album that pushed the boundaries of what blink-182 could do,” he reflected on June 12. ”I love this record. Thank you to everyone who listened to it then and continues to put it on two decades later. ... Endless love to @travisbarker @tomdelonge and Jerry Finn.”
In 2018, the band set up shop in Las Vegas for a residency at the Palms Casino and Resort. The following year, they headed back out on the road on tour, co-headlining with rapper Lil Wayne.
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