Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus reveals cancer diagnosis: ‘It sucks and I’m scared’

Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 at The Forum on January 18, 2020 in Inglewood, Calif. Tommaso Boddi/WireImage

Blink-182 bass player and co-lead singer Mark Hoppus confirmed Wednesday that he’s been diagnosed with cancer.

Hoppus, 49, first made the announcement via Instagram Stories, sharing a photo of himself in a hospital undergoing chemotherapy.

“Yes hello,” he wrote. “One cancer treatment, please.”

He subsequently issued a statement via social media confirming his cancer battle.

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“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,” he wrote.

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“I still have months of treatment ahead of me but I’m trying to remain hopeful and positive,” Hoppus continued.

“Can’t wait to be cancer-free and see you all at a concert in the hopefully near future,” he concluded. “Love to you all.”

Hoppus’s blink-182 bandmate Travis Barker told E! News of the diagnosis: “Mark is my brother and I love and support him. 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.”

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Carson Daly, who got to know Hoppus during his TRL days, also posted:

It’s unclear what type of cancer Hoppus has.

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