Mark Hoppus is unable to leave home during his battle with cancer due to too low white blood cell count.
Rocker Blink-182 has been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer for the past three months and reported a health condition this week that said he felt “poisoned by an electrified zombie” for most of the days after treatment.
Addressing fans while streaming his Blinko game on Twitch, he said, “How do I feel today? I feel much better than yesterday.
“Yesterday was hell for me, and today I woke up feeling better. I went for a walk, had a good breakfast, and I didn’t feel like I was about to vomit, so we will consider it a victory.
“On good days, I go to do something. I walked outside today and this was the first time I left home in about … five days pretty much. “But in this round of chemotherapy, I was not stuck on the couch, unhappy. I actually watched movies, walked, cleaned the house and walked with my dogs.
“I didn’t just feel like a poisoned electrified zombie leaning against an electric fence like I did everything else for the last couple of rounds.”
The 49-year-old musician obeys the doctor’s orders, stays at home and does not interact with his friends until his blood count is so low, which is a common side effect of cancer treatment as he is more at risk of infection.
He added: “I wanted to go to the Dodgers last night – I can’t. I want to chat with friends and go to a restaurant – I can’t.
“My white blood cell count is too low to go outside, so I get stuck trying to get better. It’s okay, I’ll take it. “
Mark said last week that he was fighting the disease, but did not elaborate on what type of cancer he was diagnosed with.
In a statement posted on Twitter, he wrote: “For the past three months I have been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. I have cancer. It sucks and I’m scared, and at the same time I’m lucky with incredible doctors. and family and friends to help me get through this.
“I still have several months of treatment ahead of me, but I try to remain optimistic and hopeful. Can’t wait to get rid of cancer and see you all at a concert in the near future. With love for everyone. “
Since the Adam Song singer shared this news, he has been showered with love and support, and his bandmate Travis Barker has promised to be with him “every step”.
The 45-year-old drummer said, “Mark is my brother and I love and support him.
“I’ll be with him every step of the way, on and off stage, and I can’t wait to play together again.”