Mark Hoppus of blink-182 has this update on his cancer treatment

As we heard earlier this month, blink-182’s Mark Hoppus has spent the last three months undergoing chemo treatment for an unspecified type of cancer. He had this to say yesterday during a broadcast on Twitch.

“How am I feeling today? I feel much better than yesterday. Yesterday was hellish for me and I woke up today feeling better — 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.

“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 leaning up against an electric fence like I did the rest, the past couple of rounds.”

He also revealed that he can’t go anywhere right now because his immune system is so severely compromised. And given that California is seeing an increase in infections of the Delta variant of COVID-19, it’s imperative that he say home.

“I wanted to go to the Dodgers last night, I can’t. I want to go hang out with friends and go to a restaurant, I can’t. My white blood cell count is way too low for me to go out so I am stuck trying to get better. That’s alright, I’ll take it.”

Hang in there, Mark.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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