Is Mark Hoppus OK? Singer reveals cancer diagnosis to fans: 'It sucks and I’m scared'

Blink 182 singer Mark Hoppus shared on Instagram that he is taking chemotherapy to battle cancer, Tom DeLonge said he has known this for 'a while'


                            Is Mark Hoppus OK? Singer reveals cancer diagnosis to fans: 'It sucks and I’m scared'
Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 said that he is battling cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 said that he is battling cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy, confessing that he is "scared." Hoppus, who has been a bassist and singer in the band from its inception, announced the news in an Instagram story on Wednesday, June 23.

Hoppus was in the news last June for speaking up against Fulltone products after the company's founder made controversial comments on protests against police brutality. “Never buying another Fulltone pedal and will find a good way to get rid of those I already own,” Hoppus had said.

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The Blink 182 co-lead singer revelation comes on the heels of several celebrities who have also shared their cancer diagnosis. Some of these celebrities include wrestling announcer Don West, and actor James Michael Tyler. With the pandemic still raging, it is of note that the death rate among cancer patients with Covid is considerably higher than others. 

Mark Hoppus shared his cancer diagnosis on Instagram Stories (Instagram/Mark hoppus)

Is Mark Hoppus OK?

Hoppus, 49, shared the news of his diagnosis on Instagram alongside a now-deleted picture of him in treatment. Taking to his Instagram Stories, the musician, who is best known for singing alongside former Blink 182 member Tom DeLonge, shared a brief message describing his recent journey through chemotherapy.

"For the past three months I’ve been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer," Hoppus wrote. "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 hopefully near future. Love to you all."



 

 

The singer also posted a photo of himself in what appeared to be a doctor's office, with the remark, "Hello, yes. One cancer treatment, please." He had an IV attached to his arm in the snap, apparently getting life-saving chemotherapy medications to treat his sickness. The post, however, quickly vanished from his Instagram Stories, as it looked he had deleted the private photo. 

DeLonge took to Twitter to share that he had known about Hoppus' illness. "I too, have been aware of @markhoppus’s cancer diagnosis for awhile now. 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," he wrote.



 

 

Hoppus did not, however, specify the type of cancer he was diagnosed with or the stage at which it was discovered.

Fans on social media sent him many positive stories and cheered him to finish his chemo journey. One shared: "We’re with you Mark . I’ve been battling cancer for 4 years now and my advice is stay positive and focus on what life has to offer once you’ve beat it. Take extra time to appreciate all the small things, you will start to see the world from a different light. You can do this." A former cancer patient shared, "3x cancer survivor here, wishing you a strong recovery and no prednisone (grossest pill i've ever had to take). cancer talk is all positivity/bravery, but let yourself sit with all the feelings that come - fear, anger, humor, gratitude, whatever. hope you'll be on the mend soon!"



 



 

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