Only a few weeks ago, Blink-182 bassist and pop-punk icon Mark Hoppus revealed that he was suffering from cancer, but thankfully a stream of positive news has followed that announcement.
Last week, the musician discussed his current treatment on a Twitch stream with fans. Hoppus 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.”
His bandmates have been behind him the whole way on his battle to recovery, and now, Tom DeLonge has taken to Instagram to share a picture of his friend with the caption: “Me and @markhoppus about to record Cheshire Cat @blink182 AND – Mark is doing well! Cancer is disappearing! But, he still has more chemo to do. As tough as it is, IT IS working! Mark is a real life superhero.”