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Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus tells fans he is ‘cancer free’


Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus has told fans he is free of cancer after months of successful chemotherapy treatment.

The 49-year-old punk-pop singer and bass player revealed in June he had been diagnosed with stage four diffuse large B cell lymphoma.

“Just saw my oncologist and I’m cancer free!!” he wrote on Instagram on Wednesday.

“Thank you, God and Universe, friends and family, and everyone who sent love, kindness, and support.”

He added that he would still have to be scanned every six months and that it would take him “until the end of the year to get back to normal,” but that “today is an amazing day and I feel so blessed.”

Hoppus, who is married to Skye Everly and has a teenage son, has added the title “cancer destroyer” to his Twitter bio. Last week, he mentioned that his hair had started to grow back white, like George Clooney’s or Doc Brown from the Back to the Future film series.

Reacting online, Alex Gaskarth from the band All Time Low described it as “the best news in the world”.

Adam Devine, an actor, proposed: “Congratulations, buddy! It’s the best feeling in the world. Have fun with it!”

Blink-182 is now made up of (left to right) Mark Hoppus, Matt Skiba and Travis Barker

Blink-182 emerged from the early 1990s Southern California punk scene.

They became one of the biggest US bands of the decade thanks to their high-energy, irreverent live shows and radio-friendly hits like What’s My Age Again? and All The Small Things.

Hoppus revealed in June 2021 that he was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. “It stinks, and I’m scared,” he wrote on Facebook. “At the same time, I’m blessed with incredible doctors, family, and friends to help me get through this,” he adds.

“I still have months of treatment ahead of me,” he continued, “but I’m trying to stay hopeful and positive.”

“I can’t wait to be cancer-free and see you all at a concert soon. All my love to you all.”

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