Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Reveals Cancer Diagnosis

Yesterday (June 23), Blink-182 singer and bassist Mark Hoppus announced he’s been diagnosed with cancer.

After posting a picture of himself in what looks like a doctor’s office (the photo has since been deleted), Hoppus posted the tragic news on social media:

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

At this time, he did not reveal the type of cancer or at what stage it was discovered. Read Hoppus’ full statement below.

Blink-182 bandmates Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker have released statements in support of 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.”

The Genre is Dead! team sends our love and support to Mark and his family during this difficult time.


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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

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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