Mark Hoppus has a lot to be grateful for this festive season!
The Blink-182 star reached out to his 1.2 million followers on Instagram with an emotional message on Thanksgiving day.
The rock band’s co-lead vocalist shared a throwback picture of himself rocking a bald head and dark-rimmed glasses as the singer reflected on his difficult battle with cancer.
Mark Hoppus Feels “Truly Blessed” On Thanksgiving
Hoppus marked the holiday with an old selfie of himself in front of the toilet. The musician looked weary as he posed for the camera with a straight face.
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The 49-year-old explained in the post’s caption that he had come a long way from this image, which was taken during his chemotherapy treatment. In his words:
“I have so much to be thankful for today. This photo is from June, halfway through chemo, no idea if it was working or not, relegated to the bathroom floor, retching.”
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The rock star implored fans to cherish this picture for his sake, which could be used for future references whenever the artist doubted his blessings. The bassist wrote:
“If I ever complain about something trivial or unimportant, please show me this photo to remind me of how bad things can be, and how truly blessed I am.”
The vocalist concluded his message by wishing fans a wonderful day of merriment with their loved ones. In response, the guitarist’s admirers flooded the comment section with their love.
The Founding Member Of The Blink-182 Is Cancer Free
The Blast previously reported that Hoppus miraculously defeated cancer barely a year after the punk star was diagnosed with the disease in June.
At the time, the Blink-182 vocalist announced that he was receiving treatment for stage four lymphoma via a poignant message on Twitter.
The father-of-one expressed his fear over his health, but he also pointed out that his future was not bleak.
With the help of doctors, family, and friends, the bass guitarist stated that he was staying positive and looking forward to the glorious day he would be cancer-free.
Well, that anticipated moment occurred on September 29, when the record producer revealed on Instagram that his oncologist had given him the best news.
Although the 49-year-old was officially cancer-free, the “First Date” singer needed to be scanned every six months to ensure the disease didn’t return.
The “Hoppus On Music” Star’s Health Brought The Band Together
Back in July, The Blast shared the heartwarming news that the former members of Blink-182 had reached out to Hoppus amid his health battles.
The rock band has experienced its fair share of ups and downs, but the bonds between the members have survived their differences.
Tom DeLonge, one of the founding members of the rock band, showed his support on social media with a sweet message.
The 45-year-old admitted that he had known about his friend’s cancer issue for some time, but he wasn’t worried because Hoppus was a “superhuman” who would survive this difficult phase.
Travis Barker, the Blink-182 drummer, shared similar sentiments on the subject. The 46-year-old described the bassist as his “brother” while pledging to stay by the artist’s side.