Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 announced he had cancer.
Loudwire confirmed the news through a representative of the group. See the bassist’s statement, which he also shared via Instagram, below.
“In the last three months I have had chemotherapy for cancer. I have cancer. It sucks and I’m scared, and at the same time I’m lucky to have doctors, a family. and amazing friends to help me get through this. I still have months of treatment ahead of me, but I try to stay upbeat and positive. I can’t wait to be cancer free and see you all in one. concert in the near future, hopefully. Love you all. “
The news follows an Instagram story Hoppus posted and deleted on June 23.
Fans first became concerned about Hoppus’ health when the bassist-singer shared a photo of him inside a health center. Hoppus was shown sitting in an IV chair, apparently with an IV in his arm, as he gripped a pillow, blanket and Playstation 5 controller.
“Yes hello. Cancer treatment, please,” the Instagram story read. Fans also pointed out that Hoppus didn’t appear to have hair under his hat or eyebrows behind his glasses.
We wish the Blink-182 legend a full and speedy recovery. Fans can send their greetings to Hoppus via his Twitter or Instagram accounts.