Mark Hoppus is getting back out into the public following his year-long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Looking like a large weight had been lifted off his shoulders, the Blink-182 bassist and co-vocalist looked happy and healthy as he walked with his wife and friends out of a restaurant in West Hollywood on Saturday night.
During a brief interview with a TMZ photographer, the rocker shared his optimism for his life moving forward, declaring that he’s ‘glad to be here’ and ‘I’m just getting back out into it.’
Mark Hoppus looked happy and healthy as he walked out of a West Hollywood restaurant with his wife Skye Everly on Saturday night, sharing that he’s ‘glad to he here’
During his slow walk back to his parked vehicle, the Feeling This star revealed that he’s looking forward to getting back with his band.
‘I most wanted to get back out into the studio and get back to playing music, and get off of my couch,’ he said with a big beaming smile on his face.
When asked if he had new music to release, he shot back, ‘Hopefully soon. We’ll see if I can write something happy this time.’
The photographer then asked him if he any lessons to share with the rest of us: ‘Enjoy each and every day.’
Celebrating life: The Blink-182 bassist and co-vocalist shared that he wanted to ‘get off my couch’ and ‘get back out into the studio and get back to playing music’; he is seen with his son
Kourtney and Travis talk: Hoppus, 50 revealed that he believes Kourtney Kardashian is the one for his dummer Travis Barker during the brief interview and that he’ very happy for them’
And lastly Hoppus weighed-in on his Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker’s burgeoning relationship with Kourtney Kardashian.
‘Do you think Kourtney is the one for Travis? ‘Yes I do,’ the All The Small Things musician said, before his wife Skye Everly interjected and joked, ‘I think I’m the one for Travis,’ which got a laugh from everyone.
Hoppus ended the brief chat by saying he was ‘very happy’ for Travis and Kourtney.
Fight for life: The musician’s health scare began back in April 2021, when he was diagnosed with stage four diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which was followed by chemotherapy treatments that resulted in him losing his hair
His health scare began back in April 2021, when he was diagnosed with stage four diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which is one of the most common subtypes of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
The California native, 50, went public with his cancer diagnosis in a June 23 tweet, saying, ‘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.’
Occasionally giving his fans updates, he would open up more about his treatments during a Twitch livestream in July, where he vowed to be focused on ‘beating this cancer.’
And that’s exactly what happened after losing his hair during chemotherapy treatments in the proceeding months.
‘Cancer free’: Hoppus first revealed that he was in remission and ‘cancer free’ last September; the rocker is pictured with his wife of 22 years and their son Jack
By late September, Hoppus shared he was remission.
‘Just saw my oncologist and I’m cancer free!!” he wrote, adding, ‘Thank you God and universe and friends and family and everyone who sent support and kindness and love.’
He went on to share that he needed to get ‘scanned every six months’ as part of his ongoing treatment. With that time frame in mind, it’s likely he got another ‘cancer free’ result in late March or early April.
This past January, Hoppus revealed to his band’s legion of fans that he was finally back in the music ‘mindset.’
‘Just want to say that I’m very grateful to be back in the mindset of “Oh! That’s a cool idea for a song lyric, I should write that down.” I haven’t felt that in eight months,’ he wrote at the time, alongside a hand prayer emoji.
The band: Hoppus and Blink-182 last released their eighth studio album, Nine, in September 2019; the bassist is pictured with Barker and guitarist and co-vocalist Matt Skiba
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s germ-fighting network.
The lymphatic system includes the lymph nodes (lymph glands), spleen, thymus gland and bone marrow. Lymphoma can affect all those areas as well as other organs throughout the body, according to the Mayo Clinic.
Forming in 1992, Blink-182 is now widely considered to be one of the most prominent and influential rock acts of the late twentieth century.
Along with drummer Travis Barker and guitarist and co-vocalist Matt Skiba, the band released their last studio album Nine, which was their eighth, in September 2019.
Iconic: Forming in 1992, Blink-182 is now widely considered to be one of the most influential rock acts of the late twentieth century; Blink-182, with former co-frontman Tom DeLonge, are seen around 2000 with Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Chris Shiflett and the late Taylor Hawkins