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Blink-182's Mark Hoppus Says 'The Chemo Is Working' As He Battles Stage 4 Cancer

Stewart Perrie

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Blink-182's Mark Hoppus Says 'The Chemo Is Working' As He Battles Stage 4 Cancer

Mark Hoppus has provided a positive health update to his fans after revealing he's battling Stage 4 cancer.

The Blink-182 bassist and vocalist said 'the chemo is working' and has thanked everyone for their waves of support through this difficult time.

He wrote on Twitter: "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."


Hoppus has previously reassured his fans that he will be doing everything he can to overcome the disease, which is the same type that his mum was diagnosed with and recovered from.

Writing to his supporters earlier this month, the musician said: "I'm going to beat this through chemotherapy or through bone marrow transplants, but either way I'm determined to kick cancer's ass directly in the nuts.

"Love to you all. Let's. Heckin. Go."


He confirmed over the weekend that sadly his cancer has been labeled Stage 4.

During a Twitch live stream with fans, the 49-year-old said he has 'diffuse large B-cell lymphoma Stage 4-A'.

Stage 4 means the cancer has spread from where it started to at least one other body organ.

It was shocking news for people who were only just told about his cancer battle last month.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

He explained how he had been undergoing chemotherapy for the past three months and he was 'scared' about the future.

"At the same time I'm blessed with incredible doctors and friends to get me through this," he said. "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 near future."


He's since explained how the chemo journey is 'hellish' but he's slowly feeling better after each round.

"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," he said.

"On good days, I go do stuff. 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."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Mark Hoppus

Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity

Stewart Perrie
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