Watch Mark Hoppus Slap the Bass For First Time Since His Cancer Diagnosis
The organization reports that more than 18,000 people are diagnosed with DLBCL each year. It describes the cancer as an “aggressive (fast-growing) NHL that affects B-lymphocytes,” a type of white blood cell that makes antibodies to fight infections and serve as an important part of the lymphatic system.
“So, this is the first time I’ve picked up my bass in a few months even,” Hoppus added in the new video, in which he plucked out “Not Now” — from Blink’s 2003 self-titled album — on his custom bass featuring a purple octopus. Hoppus, wearing a “Himynameismark” shirt and black baseball hat, seemed like he hasn’t lost a step, playing some low end sounds along to the song’s galloping rhythm.
On July 19, Hoppus shared the “best possible news” — that the chemo is doing its job. “Scans indicate that the chemo is working! I still have months of treatment ahead, but it’s the best possible news. I’m so grateful and confused and also sick from last week’s chemo,” he wrote on Twitter. “But the poison the doctors pump into me and the kind thoughts and wishes of people around me are destroying this cancer.”
Watch Hoppus play his bass below.