Mark Hoppus posts update on cancer battle: “This week I’ll take a test that may very well determine if I live or die”
Mark Hoppus is continuing to keep fans updated on his cancer battle, sharing over the weekend that he’ll be taking a test this week that might inform him of his life expectancy.
The blink-182 legend remains determined to beat cancer despite this upsetting update, tweeting that he’s hoping to “kick cancer’s ass directly in the nuts” through “chemotherapy or through bone marrow transplants”.
Mark’s full post reads: “Apologies if I’m oversharing but it’s so surreal to think that this week I’ll take a test that may very well determine if I live or die. Thanks to everyone for the positive thoughts and encouragement. I read all your replies and it means the world to me. Thank you. I’m going to beat this through chemotherapy or through bone marrow transplants, but either way I’m determined to kick cancer’s ass directly in the nuts. Love to you all. Let’s. Heckin. Go.”
Last month, Mark explained on Twitch that he had been going through many ups and downs while on chemotherapy.
“On good days, I go do stuff,” he said. “I went on a walk outside today and it was the first time I’d left my house in like… five 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.
“I can’t go anywhere right now,” he added. “I wanted to go to the Dodgers last night – I can’t. I want to go hang out with friends and go to a restaurant – I can’t. My white blood cell count is way too low for me to go out so I am stuck trying to get better. That’s alright, I’ll take it.”
Everyone at Kerrang! continues to send all our love to you, Mark.
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