Blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus opened up over the weekend about his current status for the first time since breaking the news of his cancer diagnosis last week.
During a Twitch stream Sunday, Hoppus shared that he’s feeling “much better than yesterday,” which he described as “hellish.”
“I woke up today feeling better,” he said. “I went for a walk, and I had a decent breakfast, and I haven’t felt like I was gonna throw up today, so we’ll take it as a win.”
In his statement posted on June 23, Hoppus revealed that he’d been undergoing chemotherapy for the last three months. During the Twitch stream, he said that the latest round of chemo he went through was less “miserable” than prior bouts.
“I’ve actually watched movies and walked around and cleaned the house and hung out with my dogs,” Hoppus said. “I didn’t just feel like a poisoned, electrified zombie leaned up against an electric fence like I did…the past couple of rounds.”
Hoppus added that the walk we went on marked the first time he’d left his house in the last five days, which, understandably, has been a rare occurrence lately.
“I can’t go anywhere right now,” Hoppus said. “I wanted to go to the Dodgers [baseball] game last night, I can’t. 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,” he explained. “So I am stuck trying to get better, and that’s all right. I’ll take it.”
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