Bass player for punk rock outfit Blink-182, Mark Hoppus, has just confirmed he's been battling cancer for the past three months.
The 49-year old musician posted a photo to social media on Wednesday of him sitting in a clinic with the caption, "Yes, hello. One cancer treatment, please."
The post was quickly deleted, but not before fans screenshotted and reposted it.
Thought @markhoppus from my favourite band @blink182 had been quiet on here recently and just seen on his Instagram that he is fighting cancer.— Chris Williams 〓〓 (@CW_182) June 23, 2021
This really is the worst news. Stay strong Mark and hope to see you back on stage soon! pic.twitter.com/hGHoQLxUWq
Gutted to hear Mark Hoppus is fighting cancer, blink have been my favourite band for most of my life and Mark is a hero of mine, I always try and stand his side of the stage at gigs. Kick cancers ass and get better soon Mark ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ZJDLndA3bG— George (@himynameiswalks) June 23, 2021
Hoppus later posted to Twitter confirming the sad news. "For the past three months I've been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. 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."
"I still have months of treatment ahead of me but I'm trying to remain hopeful and positive," he continued. "Can't wait to be cancer free and see you all at a concert in the near future. Love to you all."
Blink-182 have talked openly about releasing new material this year, with Mark Hoppus confirming plans to drop an EP. There's been no news on whether the rocker's cancer update has changed these plans.
Fingers crossed the icon returns to full health soon.