The Blink-182 rocker has revealed he’s been quietly battling cancer for the past three months and has admitted he’s “scared” of what his diagnosis could mean. Mark announced the news on social media but didn’t specify what sort of cancer he has been diagnosed with. He wrote: “For the past three months I’ve been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. I even have cancer. It sucks and I’m scared, and at an equivalent time, I’m blessed with incredible doctors and family and friends to urge me through this. “I still have months of treatment before me but I’m trying to stay hopeful and positive. Can’t wait to be cancer-free and see you all at a concert within the hopefully near future. like to you all.”
The ‘I Miss You’ hitmaker then posted an Instagram photo of himself sitting in what seemed to be a doctor’s office, with a caption which read: “Yes hello. Once cancer treatment, please (sic)” Mark deleted the post soon after it had been uploaded. As of the time of writing, nothing else is understood about Mark’s diagnosis, but he doesn’t seem to be letting his health stop him from performing on new music. The rocker announced last month he has been penning new music for Blink-182 – which is completed by Matt Skiba and Travis Barker – and confirmed it’s on its way.
When asked about new music during a Twitch stream in May, he said: “I recorded literally yesterday. “So upcoming recording is occurring as we speak. it had been new Blink, not Simple Creatures or anything .” The band’s last record was 2019’s ‘Nine’ and that they recently got their fans to send clips of them singing, washing their hands, cooking, and attempting TikTok videos for his or her DIY music video for the track ‘Happy Days’.
They took to Twitter to share a link to a form for the promo, and wrote: “Are you stuck at home? this is often an unprecedented time that’s got everyone wishing for happy days, so we had thought. Let’s make a music video to point out how you’re spending your social distancing time. “Show us what you’re up to – singing, cooking, excessive hand washing, attempting TikTok dances – we would like to ascertain it all!! Submit your video clips and we’ll use our favorites to form a video for ‘Happy Days.’