Blink-182 Star Mark Hoppus Delivers Hopeful Update on Stage IV Cancer: ‘Chemo is Working’

by Amy Myers

Blink-182 fans can breathe easy with bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus’ recent positive update. Since sharing the news of his Stage IV lymphoma diagnosis, Hoppus has maintained a positive outlook. And it seems that’s now paying off. On Twitter, rockstar announced to followers that the cancer is responding to the treatment.

“Scans indicate that the chemo is working!” Hoppus shared. “I still have months of treatment ahead, but it’s the best news possible.”

The Blink-182 singer behind timeless hits like “All the Small Things” and “Adam’s Song” credits his doctors, fans and loved ones for helping him “destroy” the cancer cells. Although, the treatment has taken its toll on his body.

“I’m so grateful and confused and also sick from last week’s chemo. But the poison the docs pump into me and the kind thoughts and wishes of people around me are destroying this cancer.”

Previously, the Blink-182 member explained the meaning of his diagnosis.

“My classification is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma Stage 4-A, which means, as I understand it, it’s entered four different parts of my body,” Hoppus said on July 11. Since then, he’s kept fans and followers updated on the developments of his condition.

Ever since Blink-182 member Mark Hoppus shared the news of his diagnosis on June 23rd, he has openly shared all the details (pretty or not) about his journey with cancer. Through his continuous updates on his treatments, side effects, fears and hopes, Hoppus not only shows his bravery with his own diagnosis but shows fans that battling cancer is not a silent journey.

In lieu of his usual spiked hairdo he’s had since the 90s, Hoppus proudly shared with Instagram followers his shiny dome on the Fourth of July. In his caption, the Blink-182 legend wrote, “The Cancer Haver wishes you all a very happy Fourth of July weekend.”

Not only is he unapologetically embracing all aspects of his journey through treatment, but he also looks just as good with a bald head as he does with hair.

More recently, Hoppus shared a therapeutic addition to his home that is helping him through the process. The Blink-182 star showed off his “cancer garden” with his Instagram followers.

In a stunningly introspective post, Hoppus snapped a close-up of one of his cacti, a crested blue cereus.

“On the tip of the non-mutated section there’s this new growth that I thought might be a flower but now it has spikes coming out of it. Is that new normal growth? Further mutation? Flower?” the pop-punk legend speculated.

He then related the “growth” to his own body’s transformation.

“I put together a little cancer garden in the yard with mutated varieties because I feel connected to them through my own cells’ mutation. I sit here in the morning with them, drinking my coffee, and we’re like ‘well this is weird…'”