The 49-year-old musician made his diagnosis public in a social media post earlier today (24 June) saying he’s been undergoing chemo for the last three months. He did not reveal the type of cancer he was suffering from nor what stage it’s in.
“I have cancer,” Hoppus 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.
“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 hopefully near future. Love to you all.”
— ϻ𝔞Ⓡ𝔨 𝐇𝑜Ƥ𝐩ย𝓼 (@markhoppus) June 23, 2021
Earlier today, Hoppus also shared a light-hearted Instagram story which showed him getting treatment. “Yes hello. One cancer treatment, please,” he captioned the post.
Guitarist Tom DeLonge, who co-founded Blink-182 with Hoppus in 1992 and left the band in 2015, tweeted his support for his former bandmate.
“[I’ve] been aware of Mark Hoppus’ cancer diagnosis for a while now,” DeLonge wrote. “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.”
I too, have been aware of @markhoppus’s cancer diagnosis for awhile 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
— Tom DeLonge (@tomdelonge) June 24, 2021
Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker also shared support for his bandmate in an Instagram story.