In a Thanksgiving post Mark Hoppus reflected on his recent cancer battle, saying that he has “so much to be thankful for today”.
The Blink-182 bassist first confirmed his cancer diagnosis back in June. He later confirmed the cancer was stage 4 a month later.
But in September we were given the great news that Hoppus was “cancer free”, in what he called an “amazing day”.
“Just saw my oncologist and I’m cancer free!!”, Hoppus wrote at the time. “Thank you God and universe and friends and family and everyone who sent support and kindness and love”.
He also added, “I still have to get scanned every six months and it’ll take me until the end of the year to get back to normal but today is an amazing day and I feel so blessed. Can I get a W in the chat?”.
Reflecting on all of this in a Thanksgiving post, Mark Hoppus posted a photo of himself during his cancer treatment. The photo shows him crouched beside a toilet losing his hair.
“I have so much to be thankful for today”, Hoppus wrote.
He continued, “This photo is from June, halfway through chemo, no idea if it was working or not, relegated to the bathroom floor, retching”.
“If I ever complain about something trivial or unimportant, please show me this photo to remind me of how bad things can be, and how truly blessed I am”.
“I hope you all have an amazing day with friends and family. Happy Thanksgiving”, he added.
Check out the post from Hoppus’ official Instagram account here.
Mark Hoppus is of course known for his work with the band Blink-182, having formed the group in 1992. They enjoyed several hits in the 1990s including “All The Small Things”, and “What’s My Age Again?”.
Plenty of people have been sharing their support for Hoppus, including his bandmate Travis Barker. Actor Adam Devine and Alex Gaskarth of All Time Low have also shared supportive messages.