Mark Hoppus, Blink-182’s frontman, famous for his songs such as “What’s My Age Again?”, and platinum albums such as “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket,” “Enema of the State,” and also the group’s self-titled debut album was diagnosed with stage 4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in late June.
The 49-year-old singer has been quite public about his disease, and as earlier, he opened up about his cancer on a Livestream on Twitch. However, the good news is that he has got done with his fifth round of chemotherapy which started in August and will get scanned on the 29th of this month.
“Today I’m grateful to not be going in for chemotherapy. It’s been three weeks since my last treatment. Normally I’d be going in today. ‘Normally.’ Damn. Getting pumped full of poison every three weeks is my normal.”
Today I’m grateful to not be going in for chemotherapy. It’s been three weeks since my last treatment. Normally I’d be going in today. “Normally.” Damn. Getting pumped full of poison every three weeks is my normal.
On the 29th I get scanned and will know if it worked.
— ϻ𝔞Ⓡ𝔨 𝐇𝑜Ƥ𝐩ย𝓼 (@markhoppus) September 16, 2021
As per the Mayo Clinic website, Large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is one of the most common subtypes of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. It is a type of cancer that occurs in white blood cells and can form tumours throughout the body. Back in July, Hoppus shared on Twitter that scans indicate that the chemo is working.
— ϻ𝔞Ⓡ𝔨 𝐇𝑜Ƥ𝐩ย𝓼 (@markhoppus) July 19, 2021
Discussing his cancer, Hoppus spoke,
“My classification is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma stage 4-A, which means, as I understand it, it’s entered four different parts of my body,” Hoppus explained. “I don’t know how exactly they determine the four-part of it, but it’s entered enough parts of my body that I’m stage 4, which I think is the highest that it goes. So, I’m stage 4-A.”
The disease is probably genetic, as Hoppus shared that it is the “the exact form of cancer” that his mother had, and she beat it, stating,
“And she beat it, so I’ve been able to talk to her and bond with her quite a bit.”
Back in July, Mark Hoppus revealed that chemotherapy is curing his Cancer! He also recently shared a picture of his hair regrowing, which is a major positive sign!
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“This is what God sees when He looks down upon His work and despairs. Cancer-ass head trying to grow back some hair … Feeling terrible this week but trying to stay positive and count my blessings.”
Bandmates Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge both showed support for Hoppus following his diagnosis. Barker told E! News,
“I will be with him every step of the way on stage and off and can’t wait for us to play together again soon.” While, DeLonge, who left the band in 2015, praised his ex-bandmate calling him, “a super-human who is pushing through this difficult obstacle with a wide-open heart.”