The 49-year-old bassist and singer shared the news on social media, saying, “For the past three months I have had chemotherapy for cancer. I have cancer.
“It sucks and I’m scared, and at the same time I’m lucky to have amazing doctors, family and friends to help me get through this.
“I still have months of treatment ahead of me but I try to stay hopeful and positive.
“I look forward to being cancer free and seeing you all at a concert in the near future. I love you all. “
Hoppus posted a photo on his Instagram Story of him sitting in a hospital room with the caption: “Yes hello. Cancer treatment, please. “
He did not say what type of cancer he was diagnosed with.
The pop punk group Blink-182 was formed by Hoppus and the guitarist and singer Tom DeLonge, with original drummer Scott Raynor, in 1992. Raynor was later replaced by Travis Barker in 1998 and the band enjoyed huge mainstream success with their third album, Enema Of The State, and debut single, What’s My Age Again. ?
Hits like All The Small Things and I Miss You made them one of the biggest bands of the 2000s, and they’ve sold over 50 million records worldwide.
After Hoppus shared his diagnosis, his teammate Travis Barker posted a photo of the couple returning together on Instagram and wrote ‘I love you @markhoppus’.
DeLonge, who left the group in 2015 and was replaced by Matt Skiba, said on Twitter on Wednesday: “I, too, have known about Mark’s cancer diagnosis for some time now.
“And to add to his own words that he used today, I would also like to say that he is strong and a superhuman who goes through this difficult obstacle with a wide open heart. #WeHaveHisBack. ”