Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 has revealed that he is currently battling cancer.
The singer and bassist took to social media to announce that he is currently undergoing chemotherapy, having begun treatment around three months ago. As of yet, he has not stated what form of cancer he is suffering from.
In the Instagram post, Hoppus wrote: “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.”
The 49-year-old added, “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 hopefully near future. Love to you all.”
The comment was greeted by an outpouring of love and support, with the band’s drummer, Travis Barker, telling E! News: “Mark is my brother and I love and support him.”
Adding, “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.”
Tom DeLonge, who left the band in 2015 to pursue a Ufology passion and was replaced by Matt Skiba, took to Twitter on Wednesday to write: “I too, have been aware of Mark’s cancer diagnosis for a while now.”
Adding: “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.”