Blink-182's Mark Hoppus Just Revealed What No One Tells You About Cancer

"Let me tell you something that is real and it absolutely sucks," he said.

Blink-182 band member Mark Hoppus recently announced he's battling cancer, but he didn't say much about his diagnosis or situation until a new Q&A, recorded by the YouTube account blink-182 Chile. In addressing questions from fans, Hoppus announced the specific type of cancer he has and revealed some of the realities of battling the disease that people often don't talk about. Read on to find out what Hoppus said.

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Mark Hoppus was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer called diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

Hoppus also revealed that his mother, Kerry Wernz, beat cancer three times—breast cancer twice and diffuse large B-cell lymphoma once. "We have the exact form of cancer," Hoppus said of his mother. "And she beat it, so I've been able to talk to her and bond with her quite a bit."

And Hoppus is determined to do the same. "We're beating this cancer," he said. "It's just a matter of time."

In 2019, Hoppus posted a photo of his mom at one of his concerts, shortly after she beat cancer for the second time. "After months of chemo her doctor cleared her to go out in public and her first outing was to our show at Petco Park last night," he wrote. "This lady is a bad b****. I love you, mom."

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Jaimie Etkin
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