Mark Hoppus is fighting aggressive lymphoma.
The Blink-182 star revealed last month that he is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer and has now shared more details about his illness, including the fact that his blood is “trying to kill” him and he has been diagnosed with stage 4 of the disease.
Speaking to Chilean fans on Twitch, he said: “[I have] diffuse large B-cell lymphoma.
“My classification is stage IV-A, which means, as I understand it, it has entered four parts of my body. I don’t know how exactly they define the four parts of it, but it has entered enough parts of my body that I am in stage IV, which I think is the highest possible.
“So I have stage IV-A … Cancer is not related to bones, but to blood. My blood is trying to kill me. “
Rocker from What’s My Age Again went through intensive chemotherapy and had severe side effects.
He said: “During the first chemotherapy, I felt like a zombie who fell on an electric fence and was just electrocuted.
“After the second round of chemotherapy, I just felt very weak and tired. Indeed, like the worst flu. In the third year of chemotherapy, I started to vomit. Nausea and all. “
Mark’s mother has been battling the “exact form” of cancer he received, so she has proven to be an excellent source of help and support.
He said, “Oddly enough, we have the exact form of cancer.
“And she beat that, so I was able to talk to her and get a little closer to her.”
The 49-year-old rocker lost his hair as a result of treatment, but he managed to see the fun side.
He said: “I want to get the worst wig, so it’s clearly not my hair, but just walk around and see how people look at me.”