Blink-182 singer and bassist Mark Hoppus revealed on Wednesday that he is undergoing treatment for cancer. After sharing a since-deleted photo of himself in what appeared to be a doctor’s office, Hoppus posted a statement on his Instagram.
“For the past three months I’ve been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer,” he 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.”
Hoppus added, “I still have months of treatment ahead of me but I’m trying to remain hopeful and positive.” He did not reveal which kind of cancer he has been diagnosed with, or at what stage it was discovered. Read Hoppus’ full statement below.
Update – June 24th: Blink-182 bandmate Travis Barker and former member Tom DeLonge have issued statements supporting Hoppus. In an interview with E! News, Barker said, “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.”
In a post on Twitter, DeLonge added, “I too, have been aware of [Hoppus’] 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.”
— James Selvaggio (@JimmyCannoli) June 23, 2021
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