Blink-182 Bassist and Vocalist Mark Hoppus Announces He is ‘Cancer Free’

By Peyton Phillips October 1, 2021
Mark Hoppus is “cancer free,” six months after beginning chemotherapy to treat lymphoma. “Today is an amazing day and I feel so blessed,” said the musician.

Mark Hoppus announced via social media Wednesday that he is now cancer-free, just three months after revealing he was battling an aggressive form of lymphoma.  

The Blink-182 bassist and vocalist alerted fans in June of his diagnosis, halfway through his six-month chemotherapy treatment. “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,” he wrote at the time. “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. Love to you all.”


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His most recent Instagram post was much more cheerful. “Just saw my oncologist and I’m cancer free!!” Hoppus wrote in an Instagram post. “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 was battling diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, but remained optimistic through the entire process, even performing again through intimate livestreams.

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