Mark Hoppus is revealing himself to his audience. In the midst of his cancer struggle, the 49-year-old Blink-182 vocalist and bassist provided an update on his chemotherapy and medical procedures.
During a 45-minute Twitch stream, the musician was open with fans about how some days are better than others in terms of how he’s feeling and how he’s dealing with therapy.
“What am I thinking about today? I’m considerably better now than I was yesterday “Hoppus was kind enough to share. “I had a horrible day yesterday, but I awoke today feeling much better.”
According to the artist, “I went for a stroll, ate a nice breakfast, and haven’t felt like throwing up yet today. As a result, we’ll consider it a win.”
Last Wednesday, Hoppus shared his diagnosis in a statement on social media, writing, “I’ve been undergoing cancer chemotherapy for the past three months. I’ve been diagnosed with cancer. It hurts and I’m afraid, but I’m fortunate to have amazing physicians, family, and friends to help me get through it.”
Hoppus claims his level of activity and ability varies from day to day as he fights cancer, the sort of which he hasn’t revealed.
“On good days, I go do stuff,” Hoppus said, adding that the stroll he took that day was the first time he’d left the house in “like five days.” He went on to say that the most recent round of chemotherapy hasn’t been as difficult.
This is a significant improvement over prior chemotherapy treatments, which left him feeling like “a poisoned electrified zombie resting against an electric fence.”
Despite feeling better, his immune system has been damaged by the treatment and the disease itself, and he is unable to go out in public for the sake of his health.
I really wanted to go to the Dodgers game last night, but I was unable to do so. I’d want to meet up with some pals and eat at a restaurant. “I’m afraid I can’t,” he admitted. “I can’t go out because my white blood cell count is too low, so I’m stuck trying to get better.” But that’s fine with me; I’ll take it.”
Hoppus stated in his letter on Wednesday that he still has “months of treatment” ahead of him, but that he is “trying to remain cheerful and positive.”
“Can’t wait to be cancer-free and see all of you at a performance soon,” he wrote. “Love to you all.”