He revealed late last month that he had been undergoing chemotherapy treatments for cancer since March.
But Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus looked optimistic and happy on Sunday as he celebrated the Fourth of July.
The 49-year-old singer and bassist seemed to be comfortable with his new bald look even as he cheekily wished his fans a happy holiday from ‘the Cancer Haver.’
Best wishes: Blink-182 frontman Mark Hoppus, 49, wished his fans a happy Fourth of July from ‘the Cancer Haver’ shortly after revealing his diagnosis. He seemed comfortable showing off his bald head
Mark was seated outdoors on a semicircular bench and didn’t seem to mind revealing his new bald look, a side effect of his chemo treatments.
He wore a black ‘Los Angeles -vs- Everybody’ T-shirt white black shorts, as well as classic black sunglasses.
‘The Cancer Haver wishes you all a very happy Fourth of July weekend,’ he wrote, while showing off a soft smile.
The punk rocker was presumably celebrating at home, as he revealed days earlier that he can’t leave his home except for medical treatments due to his low white blood cell count.
Safety first: The punk rocker was presumably at home, as he revealed days earlier that he can’t leave his home except for medical treatments due to his low white blood cell count
Even though he hasn’t looked as energetic as he did prior to beginning treatment, Mark gave his followers on Twitch an optimistic update last week.
The What’s My Age Again? singer shared that he was ‘feeling much better’ during a game of Blinko benefiting Children’s Hospital LA.
‘I went for a walk, and I had a decent breakfast, and I haven’t felt like I was going to throw up today, so we’ll take it as a win.’
He added that he was feeling considerably less nauseated than he had felt during his previous round of chemo treatments.
‘I’ve actually, like, watched movies and walked around and cleaned the house and hung out with my dogs,’ he said with a smile.
‘Then I didn’t just feel like a poisoned electrified zombie leaned up against an electric fence like I did the rest, the past couple of rounds.’
Smiling: Hoppus sounded encouraged on Twitch late last month when he revealed that he was less nauseated after his most recent round of chemotherapy
Despite his rising spirits, Mark is currently homebound due to his condition.
He shared a photo to his Insta Stories of his wife of 20 years, Skye Everly, as she enjoyed a Los Angeles Dodgers game with one of her girlfriends last week, even though he ‘can’t go anywhere right now.’
‘I wanted to go to the Dodgers last night — I can’t,’ the pop punk star — who’s fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus — complained.
‘I want to go hang out with friends and go to a restaurant — I can’t. My white blood cell count is way too low for me to go out so I am stuck trying to get better. That’s all right, I’ll take it.’
Mark was likely celebrating Independence Day with Skye and their 18-year-old son Jack.
He first announced his cancer diagnosis on June 23, tweeting: ‘It sucks and I’m scared, and at the same time I’m blessed with incredible doctors and family and friends to get me through this.’
Staying home: Mark shared a photo of his wife Skye Everly (R) at an LA Dodgers game last week and complained that he can’t leave home because his ‘white blood cell count is way too low’
Family time: Mark was likely celebrating Independence Day with Skye and their 18-year-old son Jack
Bad news: The rocker announced his cancer diagnosis on June 23, writing: ‘It sucks and I’m scared, and at the same time I’m blessed with incredible doctors and family and friends to get me through this’
Even amid his unfortunate health news, Hoppus has gotten supportive responses from his former Blink-182 bandmate Tom DeLonge and his longtime drummer Travis Barker.
‘I too, have been aware of @markhoppus’s cancer diagnosis for a while now,’ DeLonge tweeted the same day that Hoppus made his diagnosis public. ‘And to add to his own words that he used today, I would also like to say that he is strong, and a super-human who is pushing through this difficult obstacle with a wide-open heart.’
Travis, who has lately been inseparable from his girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian, shared similarly supportive sentiments.
‘Love you @markhoppus (black heart emoji),’ he captioned a photo of himself embracing Mark
The dummer also told E! News, “Mark is my brother and I love and support him. I will be with him every step of the way on stage and off and can’t wait for us to play together again soon.”
Best wishes: Hoppus’ former guitarist Tom DeLonge tweeted his support, calling Mark ‘strong, and a super-human who is pushing through this difficult obstacle with a wide-open heart’
In it together: Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker (R) told E! News that same day: ‘Mark is my brother and I love and support him. I will be with him every step of the way on stage and off and can’t wait for us to play together again soon’; seen in January 2020