“I too, have been aware of @markhoppus’s cancer diagnosis for awhile now,” tweeted singer-guitarist DeLonge, who co-founded the band with Hoppus in 1992 and performed in the trio until 2015. “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.”
The well wishes from DeLonge came shortly after Hoppus, 49, announced that he has an undisclosed form of cancer and has been undergoing chemotherapy for three months.
“I have cancer,” Hoppus wrote. “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. Love to you all.”
Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker told E! News, “Mark is my brother and I love and support him. I will be with him every step of the way on stage and off, and can’t wait for us to play together again soon.”
See DeLonge’s post below.