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.”

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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