AceShowbiz - Mark Hoppus has announced that he is now cancer-free. Three months after revealing that he had been battling stage 4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma cancer, the Blink-182 bassist took to his social media platform to celebrate his major win.
On Wednesday, September 29, the 49-year-old rocker wrote in an Instagram Story, "Just saw my oncologist and I'm cancer free!!" He went on expressing his gratitude, "Thank you God and universe and friends and family and everyone who sent support and kindness and love."
Mark further explained that he still has to get scanned every six months, but he's feeling grateful to be rid of the disease. He added, "Still have to get scanned every six months and it'll take me until the end of the year to get back to normal but today is an amazing day and I feel so blessed." He concluded his post as saying, "Can I get a W in the chat?"
The relieving news came just two weeks after he shared that he had finished another round of chemotherapy. "Today I'm grateful to not be going in for chemotherapy. It's been three weeks since my last treatment," he shared on September 15. "Normally I'd be going in today. 'Normally.' Damn. Getting pumped full of poison every three weeks is my normal."
In June, Mark first alerted fans of his cancer diagnosis, noting that he had already undergone three months of chemotherapy. "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," the musician shared at the time.
In the following month, Mark opened up more about the disease during a Twitch live stream. He stressed that his blood was trying to "kill" him. "My cancer's not bone-related, it's blood-related," he stated. "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."