Mark Hoppus shares cancer battle update: "My classification is stage four"

Mark Hoppus
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Mark Hoppus has shared an update on his ongoing battle with cancer, confirming to fans during a Twitch stream that he has stage 4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.

It is the same type of cancer that Hoppus’ mother once battled and beat, with the Blink-182 bassist revealing he has received words of advice and encouragement from the person who has beaten cancer on three separate occasions.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.