Singer and bassist Mark Hoppus announced that he was diagnosed with cancer via social media on Wednesday.
“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,” Hoppus tweeted. “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.”
The 49-year-old Blink-182 frontman didn’t reveal what type of cancer he is battling, but he did say that he had already been undergoing chemotherapy treatments for three months.
Hoppus also shared a photo on his Instagram story that read, “Yes hello. One cancer treatment please.”
Longtime bandmate drummer Travis Barker shared a photo of the two embracing on his Instagram story. Barker later told E! News, “Mark is my brother and I love and support him. 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.”
In response to the news, Hoppus’s current and former bandmates, fellow musicians, and a slew of celebrities and fans voiced their support for him.
I too, have been aware of @markhoppus’s cancer diagnosis for awhile now. And to add to his own words that he used today, I would also like to say that he is strong, and a super-human who is pushing through this difficult obstacle with a wide-open heart. #WeHaveHisBack
— Tom DeLonge (@tomdelonge) June 24, 2021
— Taking Back Sunday (@TBSOfficial) June 24, 2021
@markhoppus Our thoughts are with you Mark. You’re a true gent & always been nothing but kind & supportive towards us. You’ve got this and your fans have got you
— You Me At Six (@youmeatsix) June 24, 2021
We are sending love and support to our friend @markhoppus ❤️
— Jimmy Eat World (@jimmyeatworld) June 24, 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