On Wednesday evening, Blink-182 bassist and co-lead singer Mark Hoppus shared some amazing news with his fans – he’s officially cancer-free.
Hoppus took to social media earlier to reveal his huge health update with his fans and followers. The famous musician has battled stage 4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma since doctors diagnosed him in April. A couple months later in June, he announced that he had the disease and has continued to share updates about his health ever since.
The “What’s My Age Again” singer visited his oncologist today where he received a positive prognosis. To say Hoppus must’ve felt relief for the first time in months is an understatement. He said he felt “blessed” in his message to fans and shared further details about his next steps going forward.
“Just saw my oncologist and I’m cancer free!!” Mark Hoppus shared on Instagram. “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.”
Mark Hoppus Shared Hopeful Update Just Two Weeks Ago
Two weeks ago to the day on Sept. 15, Mark Hoppus posted an update sharing that he had completed his last round of chemotherapy. The Blink-182 band member said he received his final treatment three weeks prior, and that he would find out on the 29th if the chemo worked. Thankfully, we now know that Hoppus’ cancer treatment was a success.
In his Twitter post, Hoppus said he’s “grateful” to be done with chemo treatments. Chemo had become a normal part of the bassist’s life, which no one should have to get used to.
“Today I’m grateful to not be going in for chemotherapy. It’s been three weeks since my last treatment,” Mark Hoppus tweeted. “Normally I’d be going in today. ‘Normally.’ Damn. Getting pumped full of poison every three weeks is my normal. On the 29th I get scanned and will know if it worked.”
Blink-182 Singer Opens Up About Struggles With Chemotherapy’s Side Effects
Over the summer, Hoppus spoke candidly about struggling with chemotherapy and its side effects. He detailed his experiences with treatment and opened up about how tough it can be.
“Let me tell you something that is real, and it absolutely sucks. A side effect of the chemotherapy is you get something called ‘chemo brain.’ And for me, I forget things that I should have just on call. Like people’s names, song titles, like anything. I just forget stuff. People will be talking to me, and five minutes later I’ll ask them a question, and they’ll be like, ‘I just told you that five minutes ago.’ So, kind of sucks,” Mark Hoppus said in July.
Regardless of chemo’s negative side effects, the Blink-182 frontman stayed positive and told his fans that he’d beat cancer.
“We’re beating this cancer,” Hoppus told his fans. “It’s just a matter of time.”
As of today, Hoppus can say he kept his promise since he’s officially cancer-free.