Over the weekend, blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus wished his social media followers a completely satisfied Independence Day whereas sharing a brand new selfie in mild of his cancer diagnosis. The pic illustrated one aspect impact that may come from most cancers therapies — a hairless head that always outcomes from chemotherapy’s impression on the physique’s cells.
The blink-182 bassist and co-vocalist hasn’t been shy about sharing some particulars of his remedy routine since first disclosing the prognosis final month. Nonetheless, the picture represents the primary time the musician has so overtly displayed an final result of the chemotherapy.
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Within the caption accompanying the July 5 picture, Hoppus cheekily wrote, “The Most cancers Haver needs you all a really completely satisfied Fourth of July weekend.”
Two weeks earlier, in an announcement from June 23, the musician first revealed he was present process chemotherapy for most cancers.
“I’ve most cancers,” Hoppus introduced. “It sucks and I am scared, and on the identical time I am blessed with unimaginable docs and household and associates to get me by this. I nonetheless have months of remedy forward of me however I am making an attempt to stay hopeful and optimistic. Cannot wait to be most cancers free and see you all at a live performance.”
Following the revelation, Hoppus’ present and former blink-182 bandmates voiced assist. Drummer Travis Barker said, “I will probably be with [Mark] each step of the best way on stage and off and might’t watch for us to play collectively once more quickly.” Estranged blink member Tom DeLonge called Hoppus a “super-human who’s pushing by this tough impediment with a wide-open coronary heart.”
On June 27, whereas streaming on his Twitch channel, Hoppus talked more about his treatment. “On good days, I am going do stuff,” he defined. “[Today] was the primary time I might left my home in like, 5 days. … However this spherical of chemo, I wasn’t completely caught on the sofa, depressing. I’ve really watched motion pictures and walked round and cleaned the home and frolicked with my canine.”
In accordance with cancer.net, some sorts of chemotherapy “trigger hair loss throughout your physique. It could come out a little bit at a time or in massive clumps. Hair loss normally begins after the primary a number of weeks of chemotherapy. It tends to extend 1 to 2 months into remedy.”
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