Blink-182 bassist and pop-punk icon Mark Hoppus has provided a positive update on his health situation as he continues to battle cancer.
Only a few days ago the 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.
Fortunately, however, he provided some hopeful news that his treatment is taking effect on Twitter. “Scans indicate that the chemo is working! I still have months of treatment ahead, but it’s the best possible news,” he wrote online.
Adding, “I’m so grateful and confused and also sick from last week’s chemo. But the poison the doctors pump into me and the kind thoughts and wishes of people around me are destroying this cancer.”
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.”