Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Declares He’s Cancer-Free
Blink 182 founding bassist Mark Hoppus had some good news to share with his fans. After months of posting on social media the progress of his chemotherapy treatments since being diagnosed with Stage 4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma earlier this year, Hoppus, 49, the lone remaining original member of Blink 182, revealed via his Instagram account that he is cancer-free.
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Mark Hoppus spent the past four months sharing nearly every step in his battle against cancer, including his bouts with chemotherapy which caused him both physical and emotional challenges since June of this year.
“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.”
“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.”
Blink 182 was formed in Poway, California, by Mark Hoppus (bass, vocals), Tom DeLonge (guitar, vocals), and Scott Rayner (drums) in 1992. The band has released eight studio albums including Cheshire Cat (1995), Dude Ranch (1997), Enema of the State (1999), Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (2001), Blink-182 (2003), Neighborhoods (2011), California (2016), and Nine (2019). Enema of the State is the band’s most successful album, certified five times platinum in the United States for having shipped five million units. It has sold over 15 million worldwide.