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Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus says test this week could ‘determine if I live or die’ amid cancer battle

Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus has revealed that he has a test this week which could ‘determine if I live or die’ as he remains focused on beating cancer.

The 49-year-old musician took to Twitter on Saturday to give an update on his cancer diagnosis as he said this upcoming week is a crucial one for his future.

Late last month the star revealed that he had been undergoing chemotherapy treatments for cancer since March. 

“I’ll take a test that may very well determine if I live or die’: Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus (seen last weerk) has revealed that he has a test this week which could ‘determine if I live or die’ as he remains focused on beating cancer

He addressed his 2.7million followers as he wrote: ‘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. [prayer hands emoji]’ 

He continued with the Twitter thread as he shared an x-ray image of with a part circled which appeared to be a tumor along with a message of hope.

'I’m determined to kick cancer’s a**': The 49-year-old musician took to Twitter on Saturday to give an update on his cancer diagnosis as he said this upcoming week is a crucial one for his future

‘I’m determined to kick cancer’s a**’: The 49-year-old musician took to Twitter on Saturday to give an update on his cancer diagnosis as he said this upcoming week is a crucial one for his future

Hoppus wrote: ‘I’m going to beat this through chemotherapy or through bone marrow transplants, but either way I’m determined to kick cancer’s a** directly in the nuts. Love to you all. Let’s. Heckin. Go.’  

Last week, the Adam’s Song hitmaker  looked optimistic and happy as he celebrated the Fourth of July with a snap of himself with a huge smile on his face.

The singer and bassist seemed to be comfortable with his new bald look even as he cheekily wished his fans a happy holiday from ‘the Cancer Haver.’

Best wishes: Last week, the Adam's Song hitmaker looked optimistic and happy as he celebrated the Fourth of July with a snap of himself with a huge smile on his face

Best wishes: Last week, the Adam’s Song hitmaker looked optimistic and happy as he celebrated the Fourth of July with a snap of himself with a huge smile on his face

 Mark was seated outdoors on a semicircular bench and didn’t seem to mind revealing his new bald look, a side effect of his chemo treatments.

He wore a black ‘Los Angeles -vs- Everybody’ T-shirt white black shorts, as well as classic black sunglasses. 

‘The Cancer Haver wishes you all a very happy Fourth of July weekend,’ he wrote, while showing off a soft smile.

The punk rocker was presumably celebrating at home, as he revealed days earlier that he can’t leave his home except for medical treatments due to his low white blood cell count.

Safety first: The punk rocker was presumably at home, as he revealed days earlier that he can't leave his home except for medical treatments due to his low white blood cell count

Safety first: The punk rocker was presumably at home, as he revealed days earlier that he can’t leave his home except for medical treatments due to his low white blood cell count

Even though he hasn’t looked as energetic as he did prior to beginning treatment, Mark gave his followers on Twitch an optimistic update last week.

The What’s My Age Again? singer shared that he was ‘feeling much better’ during a game of Blinko benefiting Children’s Hospital LA.  

‘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.’

He added that he was feeling considerably less nauseated than he had felt during his previous round of chemo treatments.

‘I’ve actually, like, watched movies and walked around and cleaned the house and hung out with my dogs,’ he said with a smile.

‘Then I didn’t just feel like a poisoned electrified zombie leaned up against an electric fence like I did the rest, the past couple of rounds.’

Smiling: Hoppus sounded encouraged on Twitch late last month when he revealed that he was less nauseated after his most recent round of chemotherapy

Smiling: Hoppus sounded encouraged on Twitch late last month when he revealed that he was less nauseated after his most recent round of chemotherapy

Despite his rising spirits, Mark is currently homebound due to his condition.

He shared a photo to his Insta Stories of his wife of 20 years, Skye Everly, as she enjoyed a Los Angeles Dodgers game with one of her girlfriends last week, even though he ‘can’t go anywhere right now.’ 

‘I wanted to go to the Dodgers last night — I can’t,’ the pop punk star — who’s fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus — complained.

‘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 all right, I’ll take it.’

Mark was likely celebrating Independence Day with Skye and their 18-year-old son Jack.

He first announced his cancer diagnosis on June 23, tweeting: ‘It sucks and I’m scared, and at the same time I’m blessed with incredible doctors and family and friends to get me through this.’

Staying home: Mark shared a photo of his wife Skye Everly (R) at an LA Dodgers game last week and complained that he can't leave home because his 'white blood cell count is way too low'

Staying home: Mark shared a photo of his wife Skye Everly (R) at an LA Dodgers game last week and complained that he can’t leave home because his ‘white blood cell count is way too low’

Family time: Mark was likely celebrating Independence Day with Skye and their 18-year-old son Jack

Family time: Mark was likely celebrating Independence Day with Skye and their 18-year-old son Jack 

Bad news: The rocker announced his cancer diagnosis on June 23, writing: 'It sucks and I'm scared, and at the same time I'm blessed with incredible doctors and family and friends to get me through this'

Bad news: The rocker announced his cancer diagnosis on June 23, writing: ‘It sucks and I’m scared, and at the same time I’m blessed with incredible doctors and family and friends to get me through this’

Even amid his unfortunate health news, Hoppus has gotten supportive responses from his former Blink-182 bandmate Tom DeLonge and his longtime drummer Travis Barker.

‘I too, have been aware of @markhoppus’s cancer diagnosis for a while now,’ DeLonge tweeted the same day that Hoppus made his diagnosis public. ‘And to add to his own words that he used today, I would also like to say that he is strong, and a super-human who is pushing through this difficult obstacle with a wide-open heart.’

Travis, who has lately been inseparable from his girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian, shared similarly supportive sentiments.

‘Love you @markhoppus (black heart emoji),’ he captioned a photo of himself embracing Mark

The dummer also told E! News, “Mark is my brother and I love and support him. I will be with him every step of the way on stage and off and can’t wait for us to play together again soon.”  

Best wishes: Hoppus' former guitarist Tom DeLonge tweeted his support, calling Mark 'strong, and a super-human who is pushing through this difficult obstacle with a wide-open heart'

Best wishes: Hoppus’ former guitarist Tom DeLonge tweeted his support, calling Mark ‘strong, and a super-human who is pushing through this difficult obstacle with a wide-open heart’

In it together: Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker (R) told E! News that same day: 'Mark is my brother and I love and support him. I will be with him every step of the way on stage and off and can't wait for us to play together again soon'; seen in January 2020

In it together: Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker (R) told E! News that same day: ‘Mark is my brother and I love and support him. I will be with him every step of the way on stage and off and can’t wait for us to play together again soon’; seen in January 2020



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