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Blink-182's Mark Hoppus announces he has cancer: 'Trying to remain hopeful'

Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 has announced that he has cancer. File Photo by Michael Bush/UPI
Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 has announced that he has cancer. File Photo by Michael Bush/UPI | License Photo

June 24 (UPI) -- Mark Hoppus of Blink-182 has announced that he has cancer and has been undergoing chemotherapy for the past three months.

"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 rockstar said in a statement posted onto Twitter Wednesday.

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"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 near future. Love to you all," he continued.

Hoppus, on his Instagram Story, also posted a photo of himself at the hospital.

"Yes hello. One cancer treatment, please," he captioned the image.

The 49-year-old also received support from bandmate Travis Barker and former Blink-182 member Tom DeLonge on social media.

Barker posted a photo of himself kissing Hoppus on the cheek on his Instagram Story.

"I too, have been aware of @markhoppus's cancer diagnosis for awhile now. And to add to his own words that he used today, I would also like to say that is strong, and a super-human who is pushing through this difficult obstacle with a wide-open heart," DeLonge said on Twitter.

Blink-182, which also includes member Matt Skiba, last released the album Nine in 2019.

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