Blink-182 Star Mark Hoppus Provides Further Details on Cancer Battle

by Matthew Wilson
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Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus is getting candid about his ongoing cancer battle. He discussed his current health and where he stands in his fight for his life. For fans of the rock group, it’s been difficult watching Hoppus go through chemotherapy. But the singer tries to stay in good spirits.

Most recently, Hoppus appeared on Twitch. He played a game of Blinko as part of a benefit for the Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles. During the streaming event, Hoppus discussed what his own daily schedule has been like. So far, Hoppus says he’s felt less sick due to chemotherapy.

“I woke up today feeling better,” Mark said. “I went for a walk, and I had a decent breakfast, and I haven’t felt like I was going to throw up today, so we’ll take it as a win.”

Part of his day was actually getting back to what he likes to do. For instance, he was able to watch movies and walk around his home. His canine companions also helped the Blink-182 singer chase those blues away. Hoppus started taking chemo back in March, but this most recent treatment was less rough than the prior rounds.

“I’ve actually, like, watched movies and walked around and cleaned the house and hung out with my dogs,” Hoppus told his followers. “Then I didn’t just feel like a poisoned electrified zombie leaned up against an electric fence like I did the rest, the past couple of rounds.”

But the Blink-182 singer also lamented how his life has changed due to cancer. For instance, he couldn’t attend a baseball game with his wife Skye Everly on Monday. Skye went to a Los Angeles Dodgers game with her friend, sans Hoppus because he couldn’t leave the house.

“I wanted to go to the Dodgers last night – I can’t,” Hoppus said. He couldn’t risk getting sick due to his low immune system. “I want to go hang out with friends and go to a restaurant – I can’t. My white blood cell count is way too low for me to go out so I am stuck trying to get better. That’s alright, I’ll take it.”

Earlier this month, Hoppus went public with his cancer battle. He revealed in an Instagram post his fears of battling the illness. But he also revealed his hope to be cancer-free.

“For the past three months, I’ve been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer,” Hoppus shared. “I have cancer. 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. I still have months of treatment ahead of me but I’m trying to remain hopeful and positive. 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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