Who is Mark Hoppus? All About Blink-182’s bassist as he reveals heartbreaking cancer diagnosis
49-year-old bassist and singer Mark Hoppus recently took to social media to reveal his heartbreaking cancer diagnosis. Hoppus wrote,
“For three months, I have been in chemotherapy for cancer. I have cancer. It sucks and I’m scared, and at the same time I’m lucky to have amazing doctors, family, and friends to help me get through this.
Mark Hoppus also mentioned that he has yet to go through months of treatment, but he tries to stay upbeat and positive. He said he wished he was cancer free and started performing at concerts again.
Who is Mark Hoppus?
Mark Hoppus has been a popular musician, singer, songwriter, record producer and former television personality. He is best known as the bassist and co-singer of the rock band Blink-182.
Hoppus was also part of the pop-rock duo Simple Creatures with Alex Gaskarth from All Time Low. Mark got interested in skateboarding and punk rock when he was in college.
Mark Hoppus’ father, Tex Hoppus, gave him a bass guitar at the age of fifteen. He moved to San Diego in 1992 to study at California State University at San Marcos.
Mark’s sister introduced him to Tom DeLonge and with drummer Scott Raynor they formed the band Blink-182. Hoppus was the last remaining original member of the group in 2015.
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Apart from his music career, Mark Hoppus has also been successful behind the recording console. He has produced records for groups like Idiot Pilot, New Found Glory, The Matches, Motion City Soundtrack and PAWS.
Mark is also a co-owner of two companies, Atticus and Macbeth Footwear. He also created a new clothing line in 2012 called Hi My Name is Mark.
Mark Hoppus fans send their best wishes
After Mark Hoppus revealed he had cancer, most of his fans and stars took to Twitter wishing him a speedy recovery:
Mark Hoppus has revealed he was diagnosed with cancer hours after posting and deleting a photo of himself at the doctor’s office. The photo was taken by a fan and the musician was seen sitting with an IV. He wrote on the photo,
“Yes hello. Cancer treatment, please.
Mark Hoppus has not disclosed what type of cancer or stage it is in with the disclosure. A report says he has undergone chemotherapy in the past three months.
According to a statement from Mark Hoppus, he continued to celebrate the milestones of Blink-182. He also published an article on the 20th anniversary of the removal of your pants and jacket.
Mark said after the success of Enema of the State, they wanted to write a darker, harder album that pushes the boundaries of what Blink-182 can do.
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