Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus – Chemo Works
Mark Hoppus’ chemotherapy is working, according to a new social media post from the blink-182 musician.
The music world has rallied around Mark Hoppus since he announced his cancer diagnosis last month. In the week that followed, Hoppus revealed he suffered from stage 4-A diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which the singer / bassist’s mother had previously battled and beaten.
In a Twitch stream last week, Hoppus said he would receive an update soon on whether chemotherapy was working for him or not. “The test is whether my chemotherapy is working at all. And if it is, then I’m going back for at least three more cycles,” he shared. “Ideally I go tomorrow and they say, ‘Congratulations! Your chemotherapy worked and you are done, and you will never have to think about this cancer again for the rest of your life. I hope.”
“If I go tomorrow and they say ‘It works a little bit, we think it works’, we’ll see. Then I’ll do three more laps, I think. And if they say,’ Hey well, it’s really not working as we had hoped, “so I have to go talk about other options. Which I guess means a bone marrow transplant.”
Today (July 19), Hoppus shared some great news:
“The scans indicate that the chemo is working! I still have months of treatment ahead of me, but this is the best news ever. I am so grateful and confused and also sick from last week’s chemo. But the poison that the doctors inject into me and the good thoughts and wishes of the people around me destroy this cancer. I just have to keep fighting … “
Fans and musicians continued to send their best wishes to Mark Hoppus, as did blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and classical blink guitarist / singer Tom DeLonge.
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