Mark Hoppus, the bassist of pop-punk legends Blink-182, has confirmed to fans, via social media, he is fighting cancer.
In a tweet, Hoppus revealed to his fans that for the past three months he’s been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. “I have cancer. It sucks and I’m scared.”
Hoppus seems to be keeping a positive outlook assuring fans he will beat this. “I’m blessed with incredible doctors and family and friends to get me through this. Can’t wait to be cancer-free and see you all at a concert in the near future.”
In a now-deleted Instagram story, Hoppus gave fans an indication of his current health issue. He posted a photo of himself surrounded by medical equipment indicating cancer treatment. Although the post has been removed Blink-182 fan Chris Williams tweeted the news at the time.
The bassist has received an outpouring of support following his news. Messages of support have come from everywhere. All Time Low‘s Alex Gaskarth and Hoppus’ Simple Creatures bandmate as well as A Day to Remember‘s Alex Shelnutt are amongst the well wishers.
The Offices‘ BJ Novak reflected the thoughts of many with his reply “You’re on our minds, Mark. Your attitude is going to be magnified by so many people.”
Punktuation Magazine wishes Mark all the best and have no doubt he will come out on top and be back doing what he loves in no time.
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