The world of punk is met with a sad news today, as Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Stage-4 Lymphoma. The 49-year old bassist has been a part of the All the Small Things performer band since 1993, and stands as one of its longest serving members.
Taking to a Twitch stream sessions, which was then recorded and reuploaded to YouTube by a fan account, Hoppus gives very specific details about his diagnosis. He stated:
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.
While Hoppus said that he isn’t sure how they came to the conclusion of the cancer reaching the 4th stage, but he acknowledged its severity.
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.
Hoppus is yet to confirmation of his doctor on his chemotherapy, and whether it is yielding fruitful results or not. Hoppus has not yet shared an update on it, as the exact date of when the livestream happened is unknown.
Ideally, I go in tomorrow and they say, ‘Congratulations, your chemotherapy has worked and you’re all done and you’ll never have to think about this cancer again for the rest of your life.
While Mark Hoppus is going through all the remaining rounds of his chemotherapy to make sure that he’s completely used it up to its full potential, he was positive that he “beating this cancer. It’s just a matter of time.”[Via]