Mark Hoppus plays bass for the first time since cancer diagnosis: ‘Wow’



Mark Hoppus, here in 2017, finally felt well enough to pull out his bass amid cancer battle. (Reuters)

Mark Hoppus, right here in 2017, lastly felt properly sufficient to drag out his bass amid most cancers battle. (Reuters)

If anybody wants a feel-good story immediately, look no additional than Mark Hoppus‘s newest video. The Blink 182 singer and bassist is battling most cancers, however he picked up an instrument for the primary time in months. 

“Not solely is that this the primary time that I’ve tried to play these songs in properly over a yr, that is the primary time that I’ve felt properly sufficient to play my bass since I used to be identified,” Hoppus informed his followers. “That is the primary time I’ve picked up my bass in just a few months even.”

Hoppus, who beforehand stated he forgets issues on account of “chemo mind,” seemed extremely completely happy on the finish of the medley. “Wow,” he stated.

The music selection was actually poignant. 

The 49-year-old performed the classic Blink 182 monitor “Not Now,” which is about an individual who is aware of they’re dying. (“Come right here, please maintain my hand for now / Assist me, I am scared please present me methods to battle this / God has a grasp plan and I suppose / I’m in His demand,” a number of the lyrics learn.)

Hoppus acquired constructive information final week in between rounds of chemotherapy as scans point out the remedy is working.

“I nonetheless have months of remedy forward, nevertheless it’s the very best information,” he stated. “I am so grateful and confused and in addition sick from final week’s chemo. However the poison the docs pump into me and the type ideas and desires of individuals round me are destroying this most cancers. Simply gonna preserve combating…”

Hoppus was identified with diffuse massive B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), an aggressive kind of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“My most cancers’s not bone-related, it is blood-related. My blood’s attempting to kill me,” he stated, revealing it is stage IV-A. “Which implies, as I perceive it, it is entered 4 elements of my physique.”

Hoppus’s mom beforehand beat DLBCL and followers everywhere in the world are hoping for a similar consequence for the rocker.


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