Tom DeLonge, the former guitarist/vocalist of the band Blink-182, provided a positive update about his ex-bandmate Mark Hoppus‘ cancer battle.
Hoppus, who previously confirmed he was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, is currently undergoing chemotherapy to treat the illness. Now, DeLonge has great news about his fellow Blink-182 co-founder: the treatment is working.
Taking to Instagram recently, DeLonge shared a throwback photo of the two and declared in the caption, “Mark is doing well! Cancer is disappearing!”
“But, he still has more chemo to do. As tough as it is, IT IS working,” DeLonge continued. “Mark is a real life superhero.”
According to the rocker, the photo was snapped when the band was recording their debut studio album, Cheshire Cat, which was released February 1995.
Last week, Hoppus proved his condition was improving by hopping on the live-streaming site Twitch to play the bass, which he said he hadn’t been able to do since he was diagnosed.
DeLonge co-founded Blink-182 alongside Hoppus and drummer Scott Raynor, who was replaced by Travis Barker in 1998. DeLonge left the band in 2015 and was replaced by Alkaline Trio‘s Matt Skiba.
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