Mark Hoppus‘ past and present Blink-182 band mates are sharing their support for him after he revealed Wednesday that he’d been diagnosed with cancer.
Drummer Travis Barker tells E! News, “Mark is my brother and I love and support him.”
“I will be with him every step of the way on stage and off and can’t wait for us to play together again soon,” Barker says.
Former Blink guitarist Tom DeLonge tweeted, “I too, have been aware of [Hoppus’] cancer diagnosis for awhile now. 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.”
In his post announcing the news, Hoppus shared that he’d been undergoing chemotherapy for the last three months.
“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,” Hoppus wrote. “I still have months of treatment ahead of me but I’m trying to remain hopeful and positive.”
He added, “Can’t wait to be cancer free and see you all at a concert in the near future.”
Hoppus co-founded Blink-182 alongside DeLonge and drummer Scott Raynor, who was replaced by Barker in 1998. DeLonge left the band in 2015 and was replaced by Alkaline Trio‘s Matt Skiba.
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