Mark Hoppus shares first photo since confirming cancer diagnosis

"The Cancer Haver wishes you all a very happy Fourth of July weekend"

Mark Hoppus has shared the first photo of himself since he announced his cancer diagnosis last month.

The Blink-182 bassist told his fans about his diagnosis in a post on his social media channels on June 23, writing: “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.”

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Posting on social media yesterday (July 4) to mark Independence Day in the US, Hoppus shared an image of himself with the caption: “The Cancer Haver wishes you all a very happy Fourth of July weekend.”

Hoppus, who in the photo is seen with a bald head as a side effect of his chemotherapy treatment, tweeted last Friday (July 2) about his experience of undergoing chemotherapy, writing: “Everything about chemo sucks except the part where it hopefully saves my life.”

The bassist recently gave viewers on a Twitch stream an update about his current health condition, saying: “How am I feeling today? I feel much better than yesterday. Yesterday was hellish for me and I woke up today feeling better – I went for a walk, and I had a decent breakfast, and I haven’t felt like I was going to throw up today, so we’ll take it as a win.”

Hoppus went on to thank one fan for their “kind wish of a speedy recovery”, adding: “We’re doing this.”

Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge both voiced their support for Hoppus last month after he confirmed his cancer diagnosis.

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