Mark Hoppus shares video of first bass playing since cancer diagnosis

Hoppus revealed he was battling the disease last month.

Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus has shared a stream of him playing the bass guitar for the first time since his cancer diagnosis.

Hoppus revealed his diagnosis at the end of last month. “I have 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. 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.”

More recently, he shared a positive update about treatment. “I still have months of treatment ahead, but it’s the best possible news,” he wrote. “I’m so grateful and confused and also sick from last week’s chemo,” he said. “But the poison the doctors pump into me and the kind thoughts and wishes of people around me are destroying this cancer.”

During the new twitch stream, Hoppus said: “Not only is this the first time that I’ve tried to play these songs in well over a year, this is the first time that I’ve felt well enough to play my bass since I was diagnosed,” before launching into the Blink-182 track Not Now.

You can see a video of Hoppus’ stream below.

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