Last month, Blink-182 bassist/vocalist and founding member Mark Hoppus revealed he had been diagnosed with cancer. The pop-punk legend has been facing it head-on, too, offering fans frequent updates on how he’s doing. Now, it’s been revealed that he has stage 4 lymphoma cancer in a recent Twitch livestream Q&A – the same type of cancer that his mother fought and eventually beat, too.
Now, the musician is undergoing intensive chemotherapy, but has maintained his positivity by saying “We’re beating this cancer”, intimating also that his blood is “trying to kill me”. He will also almost certainly need at least another three rounds of chemo.
As noted by Rolling Stone, “more than 18,000 Americans are diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma every year, making it the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the United States.”
Had chemo on Wednesday and felt like hot garbage and haven’t really slept since. But this morning, this minute right now, I feel okay. I’ll take it.
— ϻ𝔞Ⓡ𝔨 𝐇𝑜Ƥ𝐩ย𝓼 (@markhoppus) July 16, 2021
Apologies if I’m oversharing but it’s so surreal to think that this week I’ll take a test that may very well determine if I live or die. Thanks to everyone for the positive thoughts and encouragement. I read all your replies and it means the world to me. Thank you. 🙏🏻 I’m going
— ϻ𝔞Ⓡ𝔨 𝐇𝑜Ƥ𝐩ย𝓼 (@markhoppus) July 11, 2021