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After Beating Cancer, Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus Successfully Re-Learns How To Sing And Play Bass.

A two-photo collage. The first shows Mark Hoppus singing into a mic in a recording studio, eyes closed. The second photo shows Mark Hoppus sitting on a couch, playing guitar, as he looks into the distance.

If you’re a fan of Blink-182, then you likely understand the ups and down they’ve gone through over the years. Since forming in 1992, the members of this pop/punk band have experienced a few fallouts. Still, through them all, Mark Hoppus, Travis Barker, and Tom DeLonge keep finding themselves reuniting, with the latest taking place after Mark Hoppus received a serious cancer diagnosis.

In 2021, Hoppus was diagnosed with large B-cell lymphoma. The development of this rare form of cancer prompted the three of them to meet once more so they could talk things out. In turn, this led to them choosing to reunite as a band once more once Hoppus was declared cancer-free!

But making the decision to get back together was just one step in a long journey, particularly for Hoppus. The treatment for his cancer had taken a toll on him both physically and mentally. So much so, in fact, that he had lost some skills, including his ability to play the bass.

Relearning how to play the bass and sing wouldn’t be easy, but Hoppus was determined to make it happen.

“The chemotherapy wrecked my vocal cords,” Hoppus said. “I had to go to work with a vocal coach. I had to rebuild my throat. I had all this stuff had to rebuild to get to the point where we could go and walk on stage at Coachella and have one of the biggest shows of our career and have this album, which — touch wood — is one of the best albums we’ve ever written.”

Now, with the support of their friends and loved ones, Hoppus and the rest of Blink-182 are officially back in business!

When we face hardships in life, it’s comforting to remember that the ones who care about us most will always have our backs!

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