In July, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus was diagnosed with Stage 4 lymphoma. It was a grim fact for Mark to digest that would scare just about anyone. He was facing a real life-or-death battle.
Hoppus underwent aggressive treatment. During this time, he reunited with Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker. By the end of September, Mark got the good news that he is cancer free. In a recent interview with GQ, Hoppus talked about how he felt after getting the news that he might die soon.
“I had a really dark time after finding out. I went through this whole period of like, not why me, but of course me. Why wouldn’t it be me? We’ve had so much good luck and good fortune, and things have kind of fallen into place for me specifically for so long, that of course I was due. I was due for something tragic.
“I walk into the therapist’s office and I’m like, ‘Oh, hello. How are you doing? Very nice to meet you. Thanks for making the time — hang on a second. I have to take this call.’
And I was like, ‘Okay, cool. Thank you very much.’ I hang up the phone and [tell the therapist], ‘Oh, hi. So, yeah, I have cancer. Where do we start?”
Mark Hoppus told the outlet that he hasn’t yet talked to his bandmates about a reunion. He is open to anything, though. He does have some doubts about the band’s ability to coexist if they were all to get together under one roof. For now, he’s just happy to be healthy and alive.
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