Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus had to relearn bass after chemotherapy
Blink-182 recently sat down with New Zealand radio DJ Zane Lowe (ahead of the release of their new album ‘One More Time…’ to do an interview!
Among the highlights, you’ll hear bassist/singer Mark Hoppus open up about his struggles to play music again after chemotherapy and Tom DeLonge’s return to the band!
Hoppus said, “I didn’t know that Blink would ever get back together or that I would ever share a stage with Tom [Delonge; guitarist]. And I told management, I told Travis [Barker; drummer], I told everybody, I’m like, ‘I’m not setting foot on stage again with that dude. Not a chance.’ That’s the truth. But I’ve always thought Tom was one of the best songwriters in the world and one of my favourite songwriters, but there was a lot of bad blood and there was a lot of stuff in the press and feelings and all this stuff.”
Hoppus was diagnosed with stage 4-A diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in ’21 and was declared cancer-free six months later.