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Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus has revealed he has been battling cancer, sharing the news of his diagnosis in a post to his social media accounts.

“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.”

He continued: “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.” See Hoppus’ post below.

Prior to confirming the news, Hoppus had shared an Instagram story alluding to his diagnosis. In the since-deleted story, the pop-punk icon can be seen in a doctor’s office surrounded by medical equipment, with the caption, “Yes hello. One cancer treatment, please.”

Hoppus received an outpouring of support following his news, including from All Time Low‘s Alex Gaskarth – who Hoppus performs with in the duo Simple Creatures – along with A Day to Remember‘s Alex Shelnutt and The Office actor B.J. Novak.

Tom DeLonge, Hoppus’ former blink-182 bandmate, also offered his support. “I too, have been aware of [Hoppus’] cancer diagnosis for awhile now,” DeLonge wrote on Twitter.

“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.”

Hoppus’ most recent album with blink-182 was 2019’s Nine. He released two EPs with Simple Creatures – Strange Love and Everything Opposite – the same year. Last year, blink also shared the standalone single ‘Quarantine’.

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