Blink 182's Mark Hoppus reveals he has been diagnosed with cancer

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24 Jun 2021, 14:22

Music fans were shocked and saddened when Blink 182 star Mark Hoppus revealed he has been diagnosed with cancer. 

Hoppus posted on social media on June 23, writing: “For the past three months I’ve been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. 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.”

His friends and family have rallied around him, with many musicians tweeting their support in reply to the heartbreaking post by the singer and bassist.

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and former guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge have since expressed their support for their friend

DeLonge formed Blink-182 with Hoppus in 1992, before leaving the band in 2015.

He tweeted saying he had been aware of Mark's condition “for a while now.”

DeLonge said, “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.”

Talking to E! News, Travis Barker said, “Mark is my brother and I love and support him,” Barker said. “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.”

Get well soon, Mark.