Mark Hoppus Says He Had A Really Dark Time After Being Diagnosed With Cancer
Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus was interviewed by GQ Magazin, during which he opened up about what he went through while he was battling cancer. Hoppus defined these times as dark and depressing, but he highlighted that he discovered a new way of thinking thanks to his cancer diagnosis.
Mark Hoppus announced that he was diagnosed with cancer, stage four diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, a few months after starting his treatment. The singer’s family, friends, and fans got devastated upon hearing the news, so they always supported Hoppus throughout that process. He expressed his gratitude to them in his statements and social media posts by emphasizing the importance of their support.
The musician and his greatest supporters, including Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker, believed that he would beat cancer and get back to his everyday life soon, even though he went through hard and dark times due to the disease. Approximately two months ago, Mark Hoppus delighted everyone after he announced that he is cancer-free now. However, he noted that this experience taught him that health was the most important thing in life.
During his interview, Hoppus reflected his thoughts and feelings about his struggle with lymphoma for months. He admitted that he was angry and wanted to know why this was happening to him, but then he asked, ‘Why not?’ The musician started to think that tragedy and pain are essential parts of humans’ lives and said ‘he was due’ while defining himself as a lucky person. Therefore this point of view helped him get through these dark times.
In Hoppus’ words, he said:
“I had a really dark time after finding out. I went through this whole period of like, not why me, but of course me. Why wouldn’t it be me? We’ve had so much good luck and good fortune, and things have kind of fallen into place for me specifically for so long, that of course, I was due. I was due for something tragic.”
It seems like Mark Hoppus’ optimistic perspective towards tragic and painful experiences, which he gained while fighting a serious and deathly disease, inspired and will continue to inspire many people who are about to lose their hope and will to live during their battle.