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20th Jul 2021

Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus shares “best possible news” amid cancer treatment

Ellen Fitzpatrick

Things are looking up.

Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus has revealed more details about his cancer diagnosis, saying it’s a lot more positive than he expected.

And from what he’s been saying, it looks like the cancer treatment has been working despite being told it has progressed to stage 4.

The 49 year old revealed last month on Twitter that he had been diagnosed, but never went further into detail at the time.

He has since told fans that he has stage 4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, giving an update about his condition last week.

On Monday, he shared an even better than expected update, saying it looked like it will be a success.

He tweeted: “Scans indicate that the chemo is working! I still have months of treatment ahead, but it’s the best possible news.

“I’m so grateful and confused and also sick from last week’s chemo. But the poison the doctors pump into me and the kind thoughts and wishes of people around me are destroying this cancer.

“Just gonna keep fighting…”

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Announcing the news a few weeks ago, Mark released a statement to confirm that he has been diagnosed with cancer, after posting a snap of himself in the hospital getting the treatment, but quickly deleted it.

The pop-punk singer said that although it “sucks”, he’s still got a positive outlook despite still being scared.

He said in the statement on Twitter that he began chemotherapy three months ago, with still a long way to go but is looking forward to coming out the other side.

Mark wrote: “For the past three months I’ve been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. I have cancer. 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.”