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Blink 182's Mark Hoppus opens up about cancer diagnosis: "I’m stage 4"

Following last month’s news that Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 had revealed that he was suffering from cancer, he has since opened up with further details about his diagnosis

The iconic punk-pop musician discussed his current treatment on a Twitch stream with fans. He revealed that he has 4-A diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which his mother had previously been diagnosed with and thankfully beat.

This particular form of cancer is an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that affects around 18,000 people a year globally. Ultimately, the condition affects the body’s ability to fight off disease and infection by attacking the immune system. 

In the Twitch stream, Hoppus told fans: “It’s entered enough parts of my body that I’m stage 4, which is, I think, the highest that it goes.”

Before defiantly offering a message of hope, by adding, “We’re beating this cancer It’s just a matter of time.”

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker offered up his support to his bandmate, and 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.”

You can check out a video of Hoppus openly discussing his cancer treatment below.

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