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Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus feels “blessed” to be cancer-free

"Today is an amazing day and I feel so blessed" said Hoppus

By Alastair James

Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 (Picture: Alamy)

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus has revealed that he is now cancer-free after being diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma.

The bassist shared the news on social media on Wednesday (29 September) telling his fans that his doctor had given him the all-clear.

He said: “Just saw my oncologist and I’m cancer-free!! Thank you, God and universe and friends and family and everyone who sent support and kindness and love.

“Still have to get scanned every six months and it’ll take me until the end of the year to get back to normal but today is an amazing day and I feel so blessed. Can I get a W in the chat?”

Hoppus opened up about his diagnosis in June, explaining that he’s been on chemotherapy for three months and that he was “scared,” but was trying to remain “hopeful and positive”.

In July he shared an image of himself which revealed he had lost his hair due to the treatment. He later posted that the treatment was working, hailing it as “the best possible news”.

His fellow bandmate, Tom DeLonge, said in August that the treatment was in “the last stretch”.

The American rock band formed in 1992 then made up of Hoppus, drummer Scott Raynor, and vocalist Tom DeLonge.

Later the band consisted of Hoppus, guitarist and vocalist Matt Skiba and drummer Travis Barker.

Their last album came in 2019’s ‘Nine’.