(WTRF) – Blink-182 bassist and singer Mark Hoppus has been diagnosed with cancer.
Hoppus posted a picture of himself on his Instagram story Wednesday that was later deleted with the caption: “Yes hello. One cancer treatment, please.”
The photo shows Hoppus hooked up to an IV line at a health care center, holding a Playstation controller.
The 49-year-old musician later confirmed the diagnosis in a social media post.
“For the past three months I’ve been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer,” he wrote. “I have cancer. 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. I still have months of treatment ahead of me but I’m trying to remain hopeful and positive. Can’t wait to be cancer free and see you all at a concert in the hopefully near future. Love to you all.”
The California native, along with Tom DeLonge and drummer Scott Raynor, formed Blink-182 in 1992.
The band’s blend of fast-paced punk and pop music led to a number of major commercial successes such as “All the Small Things,” “Adam’s Song” and “What’s My Age Again?”
Hoppus is married to Everly Skye, an MTV executive. They have a son together, Jack, who was born in 2002.