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Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus: ‘I’m Cancer Free!’

Mark Hoppus announces via social media that he’s finally cancer-free after a battle with an aggressive form of lymphoma.

Mark Hoppus has just announced on social media that he is now cancer-free, three months after the Blink-182 bassist revealed that he had been battling an aggressive form of lymphoma.

“Just saw my oncologist, and I’m cancer free!!” Hoppus wrote on Instagram and Twitter posts. 

“Thank you, God and universe and friends and family and everyone who sent support and kindness and love. Still have to get scanned every six months, and it’ll take me until the end of the year to get back to normal, but today is an amazing day, and I feel so blessed. Can I get a W in the chat?

Almost immediately, friends and fans started messaging Hoppus. Good Charlotte’s Beji Madden posted, “Overjoyed by this so happy to know Man really made my day to hear this thank you for sharing bless bro.

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John Mayer replied on Insta with “Just The Best!” and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society tweeted,

“Love seeing this great news from @markhoppus of @blink182! Sending our best today and always.”

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In June, Hoppus alerted fans of his cancer diagnosis, adding he had already undergone three months of chemotherapy. “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,” Hoppus wrote at the time. 

“I still have months of treatment ahead of me, but I’m trying to remain hopeful and positive. I can’t wait to be cancer-free and see you all at a concert in the near future. Love to you all.”

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In a Twitch Q&A with fans a few weeks later, Hoppus said he’s battling diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (“My blood’s trying to kill me”) and detailed his experience in chemotherapy. “The first chemo, I felt like I was a zombie that fell onto an electric fence and was just being shocked,” he said. “The second round of chemo, I just felt very weak and tired. Really just like the worst flu ever. The third round of chemo, I started retching. Nauseous and that whole thing.”

However, Hoppus remained optimistic through his ordeal — “We’re beating this cancer,” he told fans in July. “It’s just a matter of time.”

Earlier this month, Hoppus posted a photo of his head on Instagram and remarked at how his hair has been “growing back white.”

“I feel like this is still the cancery peach fuzz hair, and maybe my normal hair will start growing again?” he wrote in the caption. “It’s so strange to have hair growing back more on my head while my leg hair continues to fall out further and further down, now at the bottom of my shins.”

“I’ve been in chemotherapy for five months and TODAY the hair on my shins decides it’s time to peace out? Cancer is weird,” he said.

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