Mark Hoppus Says Kourtney Kardashian Brings Out The Best In Travis Barker
In a recent interview with People magazine, Blink 182’s Mark Hoppus shared his thoughts about attending Travis Barker‘s wedding and Kourtney Kardashian‘s positive influence on his former bandmate.
As many of you know, three months after starting chemotherapy, Mark Hoppus announced that he was diagnosed with stage four diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. The rocker has been documenting his progress on Instagram and taking fans on a journey to recovery with him.
The Blink 182 bassist-vocalist shared he was cancer-free as of September 2021. He shared the challenging experience that taught him health was the most crucial thing in life. Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian’s destination wedding in Italy was the first event he could travel to and return to his ordinary life before his diagnosis.
Mark Hoppus stated that the wedding signified so much more to him since this was the first time he could travel and attend an event after his cancer diagnosis. He added that although it seemed like a big show to the outside world, it was very intimate. Hoppus shared his excitement for the couple and said that Kourtney Kardashian brings out the best in Travis Barker.
Mark Hoppus’ thoughts about Kourtney Kardashian’s influence on Travis Barker:
“Obviously, it was a celebration for them, but for me, it was the first time that I traveled really after being sick and the first time doing normal people stuff, like going to a wedding, traveling, seeing friends — all the stuff that you’ve missed out on for the past two years, not only from being sick with cancer but from the pandemic: happiness, joy, meeting, new people, seeing friends that you haven’t seen in awhile and catching back up, eating delicious food in gorgeous settings. As big a spectacle as it was, it felt normal and like family.
It was fun and beautiful, and I couldn’t be happier for them. She’s great, and she brings out the best in Travis. So I was glad to be there, not only for them but selfishly for myself; I was glad to have a chance to celebrate my sh*t.”
After fully recovering, Hoppus returned to work in full force. He founded the record label Verswire and has a radio show that he hosts on Apple Music. The rocker is currently writing a book. It seems like he has no plans to slow down any time soon.