Mark Hoppus has shared an update from chemotherapy after the Blink-182 frontman confirmed he had been diagnosed with cancer.
The I Miss You hitmaker explained that, while some of the treatment has left him feeling like a ‘poisoned electrified zombie’, his last round has been much more positive.
‘We’re doing this!’ he said. ‘On the good days, I go do stuff. I went out on a walk outside today and it was the first time I left my house in…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, and I didn’t just feel like a poisoned electrified zombie leaned up against an electric fence like I did the past couple of rounds.’
Mark added on a Twitch stream that he hasn’t been able to do lots of things that he used to be able to, explaining: ‘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.’
Chemotherapy is a cancer treatment where medicine is used to kill cancer cells.
There are various different types, but they stop cancer cells reproducing, which prevents them from growing and spreading in the body.
After the 49-year-old tweeted and deleted a photo of himself receiving treatment, he confirmed his diagnosis in a statement.
‘For the past three months I’ve been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer,’ he said.
‘I have cancer. 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.
‘I still have months of treatment ahead of me but I’m trying to remain hopeful and positive. Can’t wait to be cancer free and see you all at a concert in the hopefully near future. Love to you all.’
Friends and fans of the star have shared supportive messages, with bandmates Travis Barker and Tom DeLonge sending him love on social media.
The I Miss You hitmaker revealed his diagnosis last week (Picture: WireImage)Travis posted a sweet tribute to his bandmate on Instagram, uploading a throwback snap as he planted a kiss on Mark’s cheek.
‘Love you Mark Hoppus,’ he penned, with a black love heart.
Fellow Blink legend Tom DeLonge also offered his support on Twitter, branding him ‘super-human’ for being so strong.
‘I too, have been aware of @markhoppus’s cancer diagnosis for awhile now,’ he tweeted.
‘And to add to his own words that he used today, I would also like to say that he is strong, and a super-human who is pushing through this difficult obstacle with a wide-open heart. #WeHaveHisBack.’
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The musician is married to wife Skye Everly, a former MTV talent executive, after they met on the set of the All The Small Things music video in 1999.
They welcomed son Jack together in 2002, with the dad-of-one getting their names tattooed on his wrists in tribute.
Macmillan cancer support
If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, Macmillan can offer support and information.
You can contact their helpline on 0808 808 00 00 (7 days a week from 8am to 8pm), use their webchat service, or visit their site for more information.
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