Mark Hoppus of Blink 182 Beats Cancer, asks “Can I get a W in the chat?”

By Paul Nern, News Editor

[Photo courtesy of Express]

Mark Hoppus, beloved singer and bassist of blink-182, announced Wednesday that he is cancer free.  Fans all over the world shared a collective sigh of relief now that Hoppus is in the clear for the foreseeable future.

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Through twin posts on Instagram and Twitter, Hoppus joyfully revealed: “Just saw my oncologist and I’m cancer free!!”  Hoppus first revealed that he had cancer in June, and later disclosed that he was fighting Stage 4 Lymphoma.  He underwent chemotherapy for the cancer and often joked on Twitter about the side effects that he was experiencing, once posting a selfie with the caption: “The Cancerous Thumb wishes you a great weekend.”  

On September 15, Hoppus tweeted, “Today I’m grateful to not be going in for chemotherapy.”  He, along with his followers, waited apprehensively for two weeks for his final scan to see if his treatment worked.  Thankfully it did, and Hoppus is free to live the life he wants as a cancer survivor.  Very appropriately, Hoppus added “Cancer Destroyer” in his Twitter bio and asked at the end of his celebratory post, “Can I get a W in the chat?”  

This quote shows the attitude that Hoppus had throughout his entire battle with cancer.  He kept his chin up the whole time and kept a positive attitude towards life.  We can all learn from his lighthearted attitude and perseverance, so I would like to dedicate a wholesome W to Mark Hoppus for his victory over cancer.  

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