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Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus to find out life expectancy this week amid cancer fight

Mark is determined to beat cancer (Picture: Getty/Instagram)

Blink-182 star Mark Hoppus will take a test to determine his life expectancy this week, after being diagnosed with cancer.

The 49-year-old revealed in June that he had undergone three months of chemotherapy for cancer, and had months of treatment ahead.

Mark told fans that he is taking a test this week that ‘may very well determine if I live or die’, but remains hopeful.

The bassist and singer tweeted: ‘Apologies if I’m oversharing but it’s so surreal to think that this week I’ll take a test that may very well determine if I live or die. Thanks to everyone for the positive thoughts and encouragement. I read all your replies and it means the world to me. Thank you.

‘I’m going to beat this through chemotherapy or through bone marrow transplants, but either way I’m determined to kick cancer’s ass directly in the nuts. Love to you all. Let’s. Heckin. Go.’

Fans wished Mark well beneath the post, with Mod Sun replying: ‘Sending prayers brother I love u very very much.’

Others shared their own experiences of fighting cancer and their favourite Blink-182 memories.

The pop-punk legend has been updating fans on his wellbeing on Twitter, calling himself the ‘Cancer Haver’ and sharing pictures of a garden he created during his treatment.

Mark said: ‘I put together a little cancer garden in the yard with mutated varieties because I feel connected to them through my own cells’ mutation. I sit here in the morning with them, drinking my coffee, and we’re like “well this is weird…”’

However, he has also been open about the difficulties of his treatment, and said of chemotherapy: ‘Everything about chemo sucks except the part where it hopefully saves my life.’

At the end of June, the What’s My Age Again singer revealed the treatment had left him feeling like a ‘poisoned electrified zombie’ most days.

Speaking to fans while streaming his game of Blinko on Twitch, he said: ‘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.’

Mark has been obeying doctor’s orders and staying at home and not mixing with his friends while his blood count is so low – a common side effect of cancer treatment – as he is more at risk of infection.

He added: ‘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.’

Mark lives in Beverly Hills with his wife of 20 years Skye and their son Jack, 18.


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