Blink-182 bassist feeling ‘blessed’ after revealing he’s now cancer free

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Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus has said he is now cancer free after being diagnosed with stage 4 lymphoma.

Hoppus posted on Instagram on Wednesday: "Just saw my oncologist and I'm cancer free!! Thank you God and universe and friends and family and everyone who sent support and kindness and love.

"Still have to get scanned every six months and it'll take me until the end of the year to get back to normal but today is an amazing day and I feel so blessed. Can I get a W in the chat?"

Hoppus, 49, revealed his diagnosis in June, saying he had been having chemotherapy for three months and that it "sucks and I'm scared".

In early July, he posted a picture of himself with no hair due to his chemo, but a few weeks later told fans he had the "best possible news" and that his treatment appeared for to be working.

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The band's former guitarist, Tom DeLonge, said in August that Hoppus was "almost done" with his treatment and was entering the "last stretch".

Hoppus's latest post got more than 260,000 Instagram likes in just four hours.

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Pop punk band Blink-182 was formed by Hoppus and guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge, with original drummer Scott Raynor, in 1992.

Raynor was replaced by Travis Barker in 1998 and the band achieved huge mainstream success with their third album, Enema Of The State, and its first single, What's My Age Again?

Hits such as All The Small Things and I Miss You made them one of the biggest bands of the 2000s.

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