Blink 182's Mark Hoppus Confirms his Cancer is Stage 4 | 22 Words

Mark Hoppus, who is well known for being the bassist and vocalist of rock band Blink-182, has announced he has stage 4 lymphoma.

According to Page Six, Hoppus told fans his devastating diagnosis during a Twitch stream and the forty-nine-year-old explained that he has "diffuse large B-cell lymphoma Stage 4-A." A Blink-182 fan account later reuploaded the stream on YouTube for other fans to watch.

Hoppus said: "My classification is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma Stage 4-A. I don't know how exactly they determine the four-part of it, but it's entered enough parts of my body that I'm Stage 4, which I think is the highest that it goes. So, I'm Stage 4-A."

Stage 4 means the cancer has spread to at least one other organ in his body.

Hoppus first announced he had cancer last month, saying in a statement: "For the past 3 months I've been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. It sucks and I'm scared, and at the same time, I'm blessed with incredible doctors 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 near future. Love to you all."

He admitted to feeling scared but is trying to remain positive despite the difficult months ahead. And the musician has since been flooded with support from fans all over the world.

Even before his post, fans suspected something wasn't quite right when he posted a photo to Instagram, captioning the post: "One cancer treatment please."

Hoppus soon deleted the picture, but that wasn't before rumors on his health began circulating.

He has since been updating fans on his condition and talking about his garden that he started creating after finding out he had cancer.

Talking to fans on Twitch after his most recent treatment, he said: "How am I feeling today? I feel much better than yesterday.

"Yesterday was hellish for me and I woke up today feeling better. I went for a walk, and I had a decent breakfast, and I haven't felt like I was going to throw up today, so we'll take it as a win.

"On good days, I go do stuff. I went on a walk outside today and it was the first time I'd left my house in like... 5 days pretty much. But this round of chemo I wasn't totally stuck on the couch, miserable. I've actually watched movies and walked around and cleaned the house and hung out with my dogs.

"I didn't just feel like a poisoned electrified zombie leaning up against an electric fence like I did the rest, the past couple of rounds."

Our thoughts go out to Hoppus and his family during this difficult time.