Mark Hoppus: who is Blink-182 bass player diagnosed with cancer, what he said on Twitter - is he cancer free?

The bassist’s took to social media on 29 September to give fans an update on how his treatment has been affecting him

Blink-182 musician Mark Hoppus took to social media on Wednesday evening to inform fans and followers that he is “cancer free.”

Hoppus has been undergoing treatment for 4-A diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, a type of cancer his mother also overcame.

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The singer announced earlier this year that he had been diagnosed and was undergoing treatment, telling fans he was “determined to kick cancer’s ass directly in the nuts”.

So, what did he say and what cancer did he have? This is what we know so far.

What did Mark Hoppus say about his cancer diagnosis?

Hoppus took to Twitter on 29 September to tell fans he “Just saw my oncologist and I’m cancer free!!

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

He continued: “[I] still have to get scanned every six months and it’ll take me until the end of the year to get back to normal but today is an amazing day and I feel so blessed. Can I get a W in the chat?”

Earlier last week, he told fans his hair appears to be growing back white.

“It’s so strange to have hair growing back more on my head while my leg hair continues to fall out further and further down, now at the bottom of my shins,” he said.

“I’ve been in chemotherapy for five months and TODAY the hair on my shins decides it’s time to peace out? Cancer is weird.”

When was he diagnosed with cancer?

Mark was diagnosed around March 2021, he announced it on Instagram on 23 June this year.

Hoppus (pictured in 2018) shared the news of his diagnosis on Twitter and Instagram (Picture: Getty Images)

On his Instagram story he explained that he was scared but surrounded by a supportive family and friend circle.

He wrote: “For the past three months I've been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. 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.

Hoppus posted a snap on his Instagram, as he prepares to undergo further chemotherapy (Picture: Instagram/ Mark Hoppus)

"Can't wait to be cancer free and see you all at a concert in the near future. Love to you all."

Hoppus also posted a picture on his Instagram, where he is in a hospital room.

He captioned the shot: "Yes hello. One cancer treatment, please."

When was Blink-182 founded?

The punk-rock band was created by trio Hoppus, DeLonge and Barker when they were in their early 20s, in 1992.

Matt Skiba, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker make up the rock band Blink-182, which Barker and Hoppus founded with former member DeLonge (Picture: Getty Images)

The band went on to achieve quadruple-platinum status with album Enema of the State in 1999 - selling more than 15million copies.

Blink-182 has often been attributed as the cornerstone of rock music today - revolutionising the post-punk era.

In 2005, the trio took a hiatus from producing music and touring before reforming in the late noughties and touring throughout 2010, as well as releasing several albums.

In 2012, DeLonge announced he was splitting from the band to work on other non-music related enterprises and business. He performed with the band in 2013, before bidding a final farewell.

He was replaced by Matt Skiba, though he doesn’t feature on the band’s latest single ‘Quarantine’.