AceShowbiz - Mark Hoppus has offered his fans and followers a health update. The bassist and vocalist of Blink-182 announced on his social media page that he's undergoing the fifth round of chemotherapy for his stage four lymphoma cancer.
On Wednesday, August 4, the rock band's frontman shared on his Twitter account a photo of himself sitting down at a medical clinic with an IV in his arm. In the picture, the 49-year-old musician could be seen wearing a protective face mask as he flashed a peace sign at the camera. "Chemo round five," he captioned the snap, adding, "Let's heckin go." In his post, he also wrote, "See you all again in seven to ten days…"
His update came a week after he posted a video of himself playing bass guitar for the first time since being diagnosed with cancer. "Not only is this the first time that I've tried to play these songs in well over a year, this is the first time that I've felt well enough to play my bass since I was diagnosed," Mark explained in the video shared on a Twitch stream on July 26.
"This is the first time I've picked up my bass in a few months, even," Mark admitted, before performing his guitar solo from the band's song "Not Now". He played the track's lyrics that included the line, "Help me, I'm scared please show me how to fight this."
A week earlier, Mark revealed that his stage 4 lymphoma cancer is "trying to kill" him. "My cancer's not bone-related, it's blood-related," the rock star shared. "My blood's trying to kill me."
"My classification is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma Stage 4-A, which means, as I understand it, it's entered four different parts of my body," Mark further explained his diagnosis. He continued, "I don't know how exactly they determine the four-part of it, but it's entered enough parts of my body that I'm Stage 4, which I think is the highest that it goes. So, I'm Stage 4-A."