He made the announcement on Twitter this afternoon (June 23), saying: “For the past three months I’ve been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.”
At the time of writing, Hoppus, age 49, has not confirmed which type of cancer he has been diagnosed with, nor at which stage he was diagnosed.
“It sucks and I’m scared, and at the same time I’m blessed with incredible doctors and friends to get me through this,” Hoppus continued in his tweet.
“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
Many of Hoppus’ friends and fans have shared support for his recovery, including his Simple Creatures bandmate Alex Gaskarth (also of All Time Low) and members of A Day To Remember, Of Mice & Men and Good Charlotte.
❤️ do you have a moment to talk about hyperspace tracking
— Alex Gaskarth (@AlexGaskarth) June 23, 2021
— Alex Shelnutt (@AlexShelnutt) June 23, 2021
Sending you love and encouragement. 🖤
— Aaron Pauley (@aaronpauley) June 23, 2021
Lots of love to you Mark!
— Billy Martin (@TheBillyMartin) June 23, 2021
love u man. u got this. 💚
— lil aaron (@lilaaron911) June 23, 2021
Stay strong mark ❤️❤️❤️
— Best Coast (@BestCoast) June 23, 2021
The news comes after Hoppus initially appeared to reveal his diagnosis via Instagram. The musician posted a photo of himself in what appears to be a doctor’s office surrounded by medical equipment, captioned: “Yes hello. One cancer treatment, please.”
Hoppus has since deleted the post, but you can see a screenshot of it shared by a concerned fan below.
Thought @markhoppus from my favourite band @blink182 had been quiet on here recently and just seen on his Instagram that he is fighting cancer.
This really is the worst news. Stay strong Mark and hope to see you back on stage soon! pic.twitter.com/hGHoQLxUWq
— Chris Williams 〓〓 (@CW_182) June 23, 2021
Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker recently confirmed that the band are likely to release a new album at some point in 2021, with the follow-up to 2019’s acclaimed ‘Nine‘ set to feature Grimes, Lil Uzi Vert and Pharrell.
Hoppus released the ‘Strange Love’ and ‘Everything Opposite’ EPs with Simple Creatures back in 2019, while Gaskarth revealed last year that he and Hoppus had been working on more new material together throughout lockdown.