Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Gives Update On Cancer Battle

Last week, Blink-182′s Mark Hoppus revealed he’s been battling cancer for the past three months. Now, the bassist has given fans an update on his battle.

During a recent Twitch stream, Hoppus spoke about how his chemotherapy treatment is going. ​“How am I feeling today? I feel much better than yesterday. Yesterday was hellish for me and I woke up today feeling better – 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.”

Hoppus also thanked fans for their well wishes, and spoke about what he’s been up to.

“On good days, I go do stuff,” he said. ​“I went on a walk outside today and it was the first time I’d left my house in like… five days pretty much. But this round of chemo I wasn’t totally stuck on the couch, miserable. I’ve actually watched movies and walked around and cleaned the house and hung out with my dogs.

“I didn’t just feel like a poisoned electrified zombie leaning up against an electric fence like I did the rest, the past couple of rounds.

“I can’t go anywhere right now,” he added. ​“I wanted to go to the Dodgers last night – I can’t. 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.”

After news of Hoppus’ cancer diagnosis broke, Blink-182 bandmates released statements expressing love and support for Hoppus.

Barker told E! News “Mark is my brother and I love and support him. I will be with him every step of the way on stage and off and can’t wait for us to play together again soon.”

DeLonge posted a statement on Twitter saying “I too, have been aware of [Hoppus’] cancer diagnosis for a while now. And to add to his own words that he used today, I would also like to say that he is strong, and a super-human who is pushing through this difficult obstacle with a wide-open heart. #WeHaveHisBack.”

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Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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