Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Said Chemo Made Him ‘Feel Like a Poisoned Electrified Zombie Leaned Up Against an Electric Fence’

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Last week, Blink-182 bassist/songwriter/vocalist Mark Hoppus revealed to the world that he has been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer for the past few months, sharing the personal news with a social media post:

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 and 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.

Earlier this week, Hoppus was hosting a charity game of Bingo on his Twitch stream. As is the custom for that platform, fans were flooding his page with questions and comments, and Hoppus took the opportunity to share a bit more about his cancer fight and how things are going.

When asked how he was feeling that particular day:

“I feel much better than yesterday. Yesterday was hellish for me. And I woke up today feeling better, and I went for a walk, and I had a decent breakfast, and I haven’t felt like I was going to throw up today. So we’ll take it as a win.”

As for his experience undergoing multiple rounds of chemotherapy, Hoppus went into a bit more detail:

“I mean, it’s making me sick. I will say though, that this round of chemo I feel better than I have before. The only thing is that this round I’ve been more nauseous, which I don’t like. … On good days, I go do stuff. I went on a walk outside today and it was the first time I’d left my house in like … five days pretty much. But this round of chemo I wasn’t totally stuck on the couch, miserable. I’ve actually watched movies and walked around and cleaned the house and hung out with my dogs. I didn’t just feel like a poisoned electrified zombie leaned up against an electric fence like I did the past couple of rounds.”

News of Hoppus’ announcement spread far and wide on social media after his initial post, with many of his friends and peers in the music scene sending their well-wishes for his full recovery.

Among those that shared love was Tom DeLonge, Hoppus’ longtime band mate in Blink-182 (and who is currently focused on his own band, Angels & Airwaves).

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. Fisted hand#WeHaveHisBack

We here at Rock Cellar extend our deepest well wishes to Mark Hoppus on his cancer battle. We’re all rooting for you.

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