Blink-182 legend Mark Hoppus has announced that he is “cancer free” after completing his chemotherapy treatment.
The band’s bassist took to social media to reveal that he’d just received the good news after a visit from his oncologist.
“Just saw my oncologist and I’m cancer free!!” Hoppus wrote on Insta. “Thank you God and universe and friends and family and everyone who sent support and kindness and love.”
He added, “[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?”
Back in July, Mark Hoppus revealed that he had been diagnosed with 4-A diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, subsequently telling fans that the “chemo is working!”
Last week, Hoppus shared on Instagram that his hair was “growing back white” after treatment.
“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.”
In a recent interview with Zane Lowe, his bandmate Tom DeLonge revealed that he and ex-bandmate Mark Hoppus had rekindled their friendship and it just bloody melted my ice cold heart.
“The way the universe works is strange,” Tom said.
“I reached out to Mark because I needed him to sign this piece of paper that had to do with my divorce. Only because of that call did I learn he had cancer. He told me on the phone. I was like, ‘Wait, what?’
“And we weren’t really talking much at all, maybe once every couple of months, a little text here and there. But now, we talk multiple times a day.
“So it’s like we’ve been able to completely repair that friendship and really cut to the depth of who we are as people and what this is all about.”
Big congrats to Mark Hoppus. Excellent news all around. We love to see it. I’m feeling this. Etc. <3