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Mark Hoppus celebrates being cancer free and hints at new music

He's celebrating after being cancer free since September last year

By Elizabeth Aubrey

Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 (Picture: Alamy)

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus has celebrated being cancer-free in a new interview.

Hoppus first revealed that he was undergoing treatment for cancer in June last year. The following month, he revealed the specifics of his illness in a Twitch Q&A with fans: he was battling stage 4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, the same type of cancer that his mother once had and recovered from. 

He later announced that he was cancer-free on September 29, and will undergo screening every six months to monitor his condition. “Just saw my oncologist and I’m cancer free!!” read his Instagram post at the time. “Thank you God and universe and friends and family and everyone who sent support and kindness and love.”

At the weekend, Hoppus was approached by a reporter from TMZ and was asked about the progress with health. Hoppus told the reporter: “Life’s great! I’m glad to be here.”

Hoppus also went on to add that he “wanted to get back into the studio and get back playing music, and get off [his] couch,” and that he hoped to release new music in the future.

Hoppus last reflected on his recovery from cancer in a social media post to mark Thanksgiving.

Posting on Instagram back in November, he said he had “so much to be thankful for,” in a caption accompanying a photograph from midway through his chemotherapy treatment.

“This photo is from June, halfway through chemo, no idea if it was working or not, relegated to the bathroom floor, retching.”

“If I ever complain about something trivial or unimportant, please show me this photo to remind me of how bad things can be, and how truly blessed I am,” he went on.

In the same post, Hoppus predicted that it would take him “until the end of the year to get back to normal.” He made his first live appearance since being given the all-clear at bandmate Travis Barker’s live-streamed Halloween concert last month.