Blink-182 singer Mark Hoppus provides positive health update: ‘My scan came back clean and I’m cancer-free’
Mark Hoppus took to social media to reveal that he’s been declared cancer-free amid his ongoing health battle.
The Blink-182 singer, 50, wrote on Instagram Stories Tuesday: ‘Very grateful today. My scan came back clean and I’m cancer-free. Thankful for every day I get to be here. Love you all.’
The What’s My Age Again? artist accompanied the update with a shot of his arm as medical professionals drew blood.
The latest: Mark Hoppus, 50, took to social media to reveal that he’s been declared cancer-free amid his ongoing health battle. He accompanied the update with a shot of his arm as medical professionals drew blood
Hoppus, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in April 2021, spoke with People last month about his health journey, as he said he first contacted his doctor after noticing a ‘weird lump’ on his shoulder.
He told the outlet that he told his doctor, ‘It’s either a pulled muscle or a deadly lymphoma,’ adding that he ‘was trying to make a joke out of it.’
Hoppus told the publication that doctors discovered multiple tumors in his body and told him that he was battling stage four diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
Hoppus, who is father to son Jack Hoppus, 20, with wife Skye Everly, 50, said he reached out to his mother Kerry Wernz, who successfully underwent treatment for a cancer diagnosis in 2019. He said that ‘she knew exactly what I was feeling,’ adding that he ‘leaned on her so much.’
Hoppus was diagnosed with lymphoma in April 2021 and underwent chemotherapy
Hoppus was snapped earlier this year with wife Skye Everly, 50, at the Super Bowl
Hoppus opened up on the supportive response he received from people after posting an image while he was undergoing chemotherapy to Instagram accidentally, as he intended for it to be a DM.
‘I thought that once people found out, it would just be like, “Haha, f*** you. You’re going to die” – just the s****y side of the Internet,’ he said. ‘Instead, everyone was like, “You’re going to get through this.”‘
He said that the ‘outpouring of support from strangers … gave [him] so much strength and so much hope.’
Hoppus told the outlet that going through ‘chemotherapy was brutal,’ as he ‘had the worst brain fog’ and was sapped of his energy and ‘ended up being on the couch just trying to get through the day.’
He recalled: ‘We were sitting at dinner with friends that we’ve known for years, and I’m looking at the husband across the table, thinking to myself, “I can’t remember your first name.” And it was like that all the time. I still feel it once every couple days – I’ll forget a word – but it’s much better.’
Hoppus was initially declared cancer-free September 29, 2021, five months after his diagnosis.
He told the outlet he was ‘doing good’ and ‘in a much better place’ in the near-year after he was given a clean bill of health.
‘I feel like I have a second shot at life,’ said Hoppus, who has been busy with work endeavors including a book, his record company Verswire and his Apple Music radio show.