Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Shares Update On His Battle With Cancer: “Scans Indicate That The Chemo Is Working”

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus has shared a positive update regarding his battle with stage 4-A Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. He said the following:

“Scans indicate that the chemo is working! I still have months of treatment ahead, but it’s the best possible news. I’m so grateful and confused and also sick from last week’s chemo. But the poison the doctors pump into me and the kind thoughts and wishes of people around me are destroying this cancer. Just gotta keep fighting…”

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Reveals The Type Of Cancer He Is Battling

During a recent livestream on Twitch, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus further opened up about his battle with cancer. The musician also revealed that he was diagnosed with stage 4-A Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which is the same type of cancer his mother previously beat.

Hoppus said the following:

“It’s entered enough parts of my body that I’m stage 4, which is, I think the highest that it goes.”

He also discussed an upcoming PET scan, which will reveal if his chemotherapy treatments are working:

“Ideally I go in tomorrow and they say, ‘Congratulations! Your chemotherapy has worked and you are all done and you’ll never have to think about this cancer again for the rest of your life.’ Even if the cancer’s totally gone from my whole body, they give me three more rounds of chemo just to make sure.”

Hoppus went on to describe the side effects that the chemotherapy has had on him:

“The first chemo, I felt like I was a zombie that fell onto an electric fence and was just being shocked… The second round of chemo, I just felt very weak and tired. Really just like the worst flu ever. The third round of chemo, I started retching. Nauseous and that whole thing.”

“Let me tell you something that is real, and it absolutely sucks — a side effect of the chemotherapy is you get something called ‘chemo brain.’ And for me, I forget things that I just should have on call like people’s names, song titles, anything.”

Despite his diagnosis, the musician says he is trying to remain positive:

“We’re beating this cancer. It’s just a matter of time.”

[via Loudwire]

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus: “I’m Determined To Kick Cancer’s Ass Directly In The Nuts”

As previously reported, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus recently revealed that he is currently battling cancer. Now, the musician has shared a new health update via Twitter:

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Diagnosed With Cancer

Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus has sadly been diagnosed with cancer. The musician issued the following statement:

“For the past three months I’ve been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. I have cancer. 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. I still have months of treatment ahead of me but I’m trying to remain hopeful and positive. Can’t wait to be cancer free and see you all at a concert in the hopefully near future. Love to you all.”

[via Loudwire]

Tom DeLonge (Ex-Blink-182) To Make Directorial Debut With “Monsters Of California”

According to Deadline, Tom DeLonge (ex-Blink-182, etc.) will be making his directorial debut with the upcoming sci-fi film “Monsters Of California.” The movie is based off a script that the frontman co-wrote with Ian Miller.

The film is being produced by “Creepshow” producer The Cartel with Striker Entertainment in association with To The Stars Inc. and it will feature: Richard Kind (“Mad About You,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Casper Van Dien (“Starship Troopers”), Arianne Zucker (“Days of Our Lives”), Gabrielle Haugh (“Jeepers Creepers 3”), Sports Illustrated model Camille Kostek, Jack Samson, Jared Scott and Jack Lancaster. Here’s a description of it:

“Monsters Of California is a coming of age adventure with a science fiction twist that follows teenager Dallas Edwards, played by Samson, and his derelict friends on a quest for the meaning behind a series of mysterious, paranormal events in Southern California. The truths they uncover begin to unravel extraordinary secrets held tightly within the deepest levels of the Government.”

DeLonge commented:

“I have been playing this story in my dreams for decades. It represents all aspects of my strange existence, including growing up in San Diego suburbia as a disaffected teenage skateboarder. I had a tight tribe of friends who never missed an opportunity to piss people off and made me laugh so hard I would cry. The camaraderie, curiosity, angst and irreverence is everything that lead me to Blink-182 and this story is layered with my obsession with the tightly blurred lines between science and science fiction.”

Blink-182 Premiere “Quarantine” Music Video

Blink-182 have premiered a new video for their new song “Quarantine.” You can check that out below:

Mark Hoppus commented:

“This song is about the sadness, confusion, anger and frustration we are all experiencing right now. I hope that everybody is safe and that we can get through this very soon. Can’t wait to see you all on the other side.”

Travis Barker added:

“The song was inspired by the quarantine and the crappy punk rock music we have loved to play since day one. All the drums are one take and I even sang some backup vocals. Mark sounds more pissed off than I’ve ever heard him, and I really like it.”

Pentagon Officially Publishes UFO Videos From Former Blink-182 Guitarist/Vocalist Tom DeLonge

The Pentagon have officially released three UFO videos from former Blink-182 guitarist/vocalist Tom DeLonge’s To The Stars Academy Of Arts And Sciences. According to CNN, the U.S. Navy confirmed that the footage was legit last year and the Pentagon have since published the clips “in order to clear up any misconceptions by the public on whether or not the footage that has been circulating was real, or whether or not there is more to the videos.”

Blink-182 Release New Christmas Song, Guest On New The Chainsmokers & XXXTentacion Tracks

There is a bunch of new music to be heard from Blink-182 today (December 6). First of all, the band have released a new holiday track titled “Not Another Christmas Song.” On top of that, the group are also featured on “P.S. I Hope You’re Happy” by The Chainsmokers and “It’s All Fading to Black,” which appears on the late XXXtentacion’s posthumous album “Bad Vibes Forever.”

Blink-182 Join The Chainsmokers Onstage To Perform Unreleased Collaborative Track “P.S. I Hope You’re Happy”

Blink-182 joined The Chainsmokers onstage during their November 26 show at The Forum In Inglewood, CA to perform their unreleased collaborative track “P.S. I Hope You’re Happy.” You can see footage of that below:

[via Alternative Press]