Musician and singer Mark Hoppus is battling cancer for the past three months.
Hoppus, who is best known as the bassist and co-lead vocalist of the rock band Blink-182, has admitted that he is “scared” of his cancer diagnosis.
The 49-year-old singer announced the news on social media. However, he did not specify the type of cancer he has been diagnosed with.
“For the past three months I’ve been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer,” Hoppus wrote. “I have cancer. 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.”
“I still have months of treatment ahead of me but I’m trying to remain hopeful and positive,” he added. “Can’t wait to be cancer free and see you all at a concert in the hopefully near future. Love to you all.”
The record producer then posted a photo on Instagram, sitting in what appeared to be a doctor’s office, captioning, “Yes hello. Once cancer treatment, please.”
However, he deleted the post soon after uploading it.
Noting more is known about Mark’s diagnosis at this point, but he seems to be positive and does not let the cancer stop him from working on new music.
In May, Hoppus announced he has been penning new music for Blink-182 and confirmed that it is on its way.
He was asked about new music during a Twitch stream last month. He replied, “I recorded literally yesterday. So upcoming recording is happening as we speak. It was new Blink, not Simple Creatures or anything else.”
The band’s last record was 2019’s Nine. They recently got their fans to send in clips of them singing, washing their hands, cooking and attempting TikTok videos for their DIY music video for the track Happy Days, according to Crow River Media.
The band shared a link on Twitter to an application form for the promo. They wrote, “Are you stuck at home? This is an unprecedented time that’s got everyone wishing for happy days, so we had an idea. Let’s make a music video to show how you’re spending your social distancing time.”
“Show us what you’re up to – singing, cooking, excessive hand washing, attempting TikTok dances – we want to see it all!! Submit your video clips and we’ll use our favorites to make a video for ‘Happy Days.’ #HappyDays,” they added. The story appeared on Crow River Media.