Blink-182's Mark Hoppus performs for first time since welcoming cancer-free news

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2 Nov 2021, 12:15

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The musician joined his bandmate Travis Barker for a special broadcast, appearing on stage for the first time since sharing the fantastic news that he’s cancer-free.

Along with musician Kevin “Thrasher” Gruft, they wowed crowds at the House of Horrors pay-per-view gig over the weekend. The threesome delighted fans by playing Blink songs including What’s My Age Again?, The Rock Show and Family Reunion.

It's the first time Hoppus has rocked the stage since breaking the good news earlier this year that he’d beaten cancer after being diagnosed with 4-A diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

He told fans in September: “Just saw my oncologist and I’m cancer free! Thank you God and universe and friends and family and everyone who sent support and kindness and love.

"I still have to get scanned every six months and it’ll take me until the end of the year to get back to normal but today is an amazing day and I feel so blessed."

Days earlier, the told followers: "Post cancer recovery update: tonight I made it to 8pm before going to bed, and I kind of thought to myself 'Dude you crushed it today.'"

The gig was opened by Jasiah, jxdn and Iann Dior and co-headlined by Avril Lavigne and Machine Gun Kelly and was filmed a few days before in a haunted house-themed venue outside of Los Angeles.