blink-182 bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus has announced on Twitter that he's currently being treated for cancer.
He says he's been undergoing chemotherapy, is remaining hopeful that the treatment will be a success, and he'll be able to keep playing shows going forward - and we hope so too.
The 49-year-old wrote, “For the past three months I’ve been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. It sucks and I’m scared, and at the same time I’m blessed with incredible doctors and friends to get me through this."
He ended the statement by saying, “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.”
— ϻ𝔞Ⓡ𝔨 𝐇𝑜Ƥ𝐩ย𝓼 (@markhoppus) June 23, 2021
Friends and fans responded to Mark's tweet wishing him well, including All Time Low's Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat, actor B.J Novak, Of Mice And Men's Aaron Pauley, members of State Champs, Good Charlotte, A Day To Remember, Best Coast and many more.
Sending you love and encouragement. 🖤
— Aaron Pauley (@aaronpauley) June 23, 2021
❤️ do you have a moment to talk about hyperspace tracking
— Alex Gaskarth (@AlexGaskarth) June 23, 2021
❤️ you’re on our minds, Mark. Your attitude is going to be magnified by so many people.
— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) June 23, 2021
— Alex Shelnutt (@AlexShelnutt) June 23, 2021
blink-182's music has helped so many people through dark times, as evidenced by the responses to Mark's tweet. We've got every finger crossed that he'll kick cancer's ass and get through this - keep him in your thoughts.