Mark Hoppus shares update on cancer treatment: “I didn’t feel like a poisoned electrified zombie”
“This round of chemo I feel better than I have before. The only thing is that this round I’ve been more nauseous, which I don’t like.”
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Hoppus spoke to fans via Twitch while hosting Blinko – a Blink-182-themed version of bingo for charity – on Sunday (27 June). When asked by a fan how he was feeling, he replied: “I feel much better than yesterday.”
“Yesterday was hellish for me,” he continued. “And I woke up today feeling better, and 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.”
Offering more details on his chemotherapy sessions have been going, the bassist revealed he’s getting accustomed to treatment.
“It’s going good, I hope,” he said. “I mean, it’s making me sick. I will say though, that this round of chemo I feel better than I have before. The only thing is that this round I’ve been more nauseous, which I don’t like.”
He continued: “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 leaned up against an electric fence like I did the past couple of rounds.”
Though Hoppus’ treatment sounds to be going well, he’s still frustrated at being cooped up indoors. “My white blood cell count is way too low for me to go out, so I am stuck trying to get better,” he said.
He added: “I wanted to go to the [Los Angeles] Dodgers [baseball game] last night, I can’t. I want to go hang out with friends and go to a restaurant, I can’t.”
Hoppus revealed his cancer diagnosis in a social media post last Thursday (24 June) and told fans he had been undergoing chemotherapy for the last three months. He did not reveal what form of cancer he had nor the stage it’s in.