Mark Hoppus, bassist and lead singer of the pop-punk band Blink-182, is receiving chemotherapy for cancer.
The 49-year-old musician has been in treatment for three months, he revealed in a social media post on June 24.
“I have cancer. It sucks and I’m scared, and at the same time I’m blessed with great doctors, family and friends who will help me get through this,” wrote Hoppus, adding that he still “has months of treatment to go.” “. him “but” tries to stay hopeful and positive. ”
“I can’t wait to be cancer free and see you all at a concert in the near future,” he concluded. “I love you all.”
“I love you @markhoppus,” wrote his bandmate Travis Barker on his Instagram story with a black heart emoji and shared an old photo of the two hugging.
On Sunday, Hoppus gave an update on his health while participating in an online bingo game on Twitch.
“How do I feel today? I feel a lot better than yesterday, ”said Hoppus. “Yesterday was hell for me and today I woke up feeling better. I went for a walk and ate a decent breakfast and I didn’t feel like I was going to throw up today so let’s take it as a victory. . ”
Hoppus is the only remaining original member of Blink-182, which currently consists of singer / guitarist Matt Skiba and drummer Travis Barker. The group, which became a star in the 1990s as a key figure in the development of the pop-punk genre, is best known for their hits like “What’s My Age Again?”, “First Date”, “All The Small Things” “And” Song of Adam “.
Earlier this month, Hoppus celebrated the 20th anniversary of the band’s fourth studio album, “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket”.
“After the overwhelming and unexpected success of Enema of the State, we wanted to write a darker and heavier album that pushes the boundaries of what blink-182 can do,” he thought on June 12th. “I love this record. Thank you all. Who heard it then and continued playing it two decades later. ♥ ️🙏🏻 Endless love to @travisbarker @tomdelonge and Jerry Finn. ”
In 2018 the band settled in Las Vegas for a residence at the Palms Casino and Resort. The following year they toured again, co-headlining rapper Lil Wayne.