‘Today is an amazing day’: Blink-182 rocker Mark Hoppus celebrates being cancer-free

Mark Hoppus
Mark Hoppus, seen in 2010, says he’s cancer-free.
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It’s win for Mark Hoppus, the Blink-182 singer and bassist, who announced Wednesday that he’s officially cancer-free.

The Simple Creatures musician took to social media to share the good news after visiting his oncologist. In August, he completed five months of chemotherapy for Stage 4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and was awaiting results of Wednesday’s scan to determine how his care would proceed.

“Just saw my oncologist and I’m cancer free!!” he wrote on his Instagram stories. “Thank you God and universe and friends and family and everyone who sent support and kindness and love.”


Hoppus, 49, added that he’ll still be monitored with scans every six months to evaluate the cancer cells’ spread and that it will probably take till the end of the year “to get back to normal.”

"[But] today is an amazing day and I feel so blessed. Can I get a W in the chat?” the pop-punk rocker added.

The “What’s My Age Again?” hitmaker surprised fans in June when he revealed that he had already been battling cancer for three months.

Hoppus has been candid about the side effects throughout his treatment and often took to Twitter to commiserate with fellow “cancer havers” and refer to himself as a “cancerous thumb” after losing his signature spiky hair.

On Instagram last week, he shared the slow progress of growing back his hair, which was coming in white rather than brown.

Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker lend their support to bandmate Mark Hoppus, who is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.

“I wonder if I’ll look more like George Clooney or Doc Brown?” he mused to his 1.2 million followers. “I feel like this is still the cancery peach fuzz hair and maybe my normal hair will start growing again? It’s so strange to have hair growing back more on my head while my leg hair continues to fall out further and further down, now at the bottom of my shins.

“I’ve been in chemotherapy for five months and TODAY the hair on my shins decides it’s time to peace out?” he added. “Cancer is weird.”