Blink-182’s Travis Barker sends support to Mark Hoppus after cancer diagnosis
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Mark Hoppus revealed to fans this week that he was battling cancer.
The Blink-182 star admitted he was feeling "scared" but "hopeful" amid his diagnosis.
He has been undergoing chemotherapy for the last three months and has a lot of treatment ahead of him, in a bid to beat the disease. He also told fans he couldn't wait to be able to perform for fans at a concert again soon.
And now his bandmate, drummer Travis Barker, has spoken out in support of Mark through his health battle, admitting he "can't wait" until they are able to perform together again and says he is with him every step of the way.
Travis is supporting Mark through his cancer battle
"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," Travis – who is dating Kourtney Kardashian – told E! News.
Mark revealed his diagnosis in an open note to his fans on social media on Wednesday.
He wrote on his Instagram stories: "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."
Travis and Mark are bandmates in Blink-182, also joined by Matt Skiba
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Mark admitted he still had "months of treatment ahead" but was hopeful he could beat the illness.
"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. Love to you all."
Mark revealed his cancer diagnosis this week
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Former Blink-182 guitarist Tom DeLonge – who left the band in 2015 – also sent his love and support, praising Mark's "strength" and "super-human" qualities.
He wrote on Twitter : "I, too, have been aware of @markhoppus's 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. #WeHaveHisBack."