Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus took to social media Wednesday to reveal that he is undergoing chemotherapy saying, “It sucks and I’m scared,” while adding that he feels hopeful and expects to be back on tour when he’s cancer-free.
Earlier in the morning, Hoppus had alarmed fans with a photo he posted on Instagram, and then quickly deleted, of himself sitting in what appeared to be a hospital room with the caption, “Yes hello. One cancer treatment, please.”
Many hours later, the 49-year-old rocker put a stop to the guessing game with a text statement that made explicit exactly what he’s been going through, and for how long.
Hoppus did not disclose the type of cancer or what stage it’s in with his online revelation.
Hoppus also posted an Instagram story with a photo of him in a health care center, hooked up to an IV.
Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus reveals he’s currently battling cancer https://t.co/8QP6g6p7B7— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) June 23, 2021
Hoppus is a member of Blink-182 with Travis Barker and Matt Skiba, who replaced co-founder Tom DeLonge in 2015.
The band has a résumé featuring such platinum albums as Take Off Your Pants and Jacket, Enema of the State and the group’s self-titled album. Hoppus wrote many of the group’s songs, which have been covered by numerous other artists.