Blink-182 bassist and singer Mark Hoppus has announced that he has cancer.
The 49-year-old initially raised concern on Wednesday, June 23, when he posted an image of himself in what appeared to be a doctor's office with the caption "Yes hello. One cancer treatment, please" on his Instagram Story, which has since been deleted.
Hours later, he posted a statement and confirmed the diagnosis.
"For the past three months I’ve been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. I have cancer," Hoppus explained. "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."
"Can’t wait to be cancer free and see you all at a concert in the near future," his statement concluded. "Love to you all."
Hoppus did not share any additional details about his condition.
"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 he is strong, and a super-human who is pushing through this difficult obstacle with a wide-open heart. #WeHaveHisBack," Blink-182 bandmate Tom DeLonge wrote.
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Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker shared a throwback photo of the bandmates hugging on his Instagram Story. "Love you @markhoppus," he captioned the tribute.
Fans and friends offered their support to the "All The Small Things" hitmaker.
"The youth of an entire generation wouldn't have been the same without you and your music, man. Stay strong!" one fan commented.
"Such a terrible disease but there are so many advancements being made daily in the field. You got this Mark. So many people love you and are rooting for you," another wrote.
"Millions are thankful for you and rooting for you. Sending love Mark, to you and your family!" a third fan tweeted.
In January, Barker confirmed to fans that Blink-182 were likely to release a new album this year.