Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus says he’s ‘glad to be here’ seven months after being declared ‘cancer-free’

Mark Hoppus returns to the public after his year-long battle with lymphoma cancer.

The Blink-182 bassist and co-vocalist looked happy and healthy as he stepped out with his wife and friends from a restaurant in West Hollywood on Saturday night.

During a brief interview with a TMZ Photographer, the rocker shared his optimism for the future of his life, saying he’s “happy to be here” and “just got back to it”.

Mark Hoppus looked happy and healthy as he walked out of a West Hollywood restaurant with his wife Skye Everly on Saturday night, sharing he was ‘glad to be here’

During his slow walk back to his parked vehicle, the Feeling This star revealed he was looking forward to reuniting with his band.

“I mostly wanted to get back in the studio, start playing music again, and get up off my couch,” he said with a big, beaming smile on his face.

When asked if he had any new music to release, he replied, “Hopefully soon.” We’ll see if I can write something happy this time.

The photographer then asked him if he lessons to share with the rest of us: ‘Enjoy every day.’

Celebrating Life: The Blink-182 bassist and co-vocalist shared that he wanted to “get off my couch” and “get back in the studio and start playing music again”;  he is seen with his son

Celebrating Life: The Blink-182 bassist and co-vocalist shared that he wanted to “get off my couch” and “get back in the studio and start playing music again”; he is seen with his son

Kourtney and Travis talk: Hoppus, 50, revealed that he thought Kourtney Kardashian was his model Travis Barker during the brief interview and that he was

Kourtney and Travis talk: Hoppus, 50, revealed he thought Kourtney Kardashian was his model Travis Barker’s during the brief interview and was “very happy for them”

And finally Hoppus weighed in on his Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker’s budding relationship with Kourtney Kardashian.

‘Do you think Kourtney is Travis’? “Yeah, I do,” the All The Small Things musician said, before his wife Skye Everly chimed in and joked, “I think I’m Travis’,” which got everyone laughing.

Hoppus ended the brief chat by saying he was “very happy” for Travis and Kourtney.

Fight for life: The musician's health scare began in April 2021, when he was diagnosed with stage four diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which was followed by chemotherapy treatments that caused him to lose his hair

Fight for life: The musician’s health scare began in April 2021, when he was diagnosed with stage four diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which was followed by chemotherapy treatments that caused him to lose his hair

His health scare began in April 2021, when he was diagnosed with stage four diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, which is one of the most common subtypes of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

The California native, 50, went public with his cancer diagnosis in a June 23 tweet, saying, “It sucks and I’m scared, and at the same time I’m blessed to have amazing doctors, family and friends to help me through this.”

Giving the occasional update to his fans, he spoke more about his treatments during a Twitch livestream in July, where he vowed to focus on “beating this cancer”.

And that’s exactly what happened after she lost her hair during chemotherapy treatments over the following months.

'Cancer-free': Hoppus first revealed he was in remission and 'cancer-free' last September;  the rocker is pictured with his 22-year-old wife and their son Jack

‘Cancer-free’: Hoppus first revealed he was in remission and ‘cancer-free’ last September; the rocker is pictured with his 22-year-old wife and their son Jack

At the end of September, Hoppus shared that he was in remission.

“I just saw my oncologist and I am cancer free!!” he wrote, adding, “Thank you God, the universe, friends, family and everyone who sent me their support, kindness and love.”

He went on to explain that he had to get “scanned every six months” as part of his ongoing treatment. With that time frame in mind, it’s likely he got another “cancer-free” result in late March or early April.

Last January, Hoppus revealed to his band’s legion of fans that he was finally back in the “mindset” of music.

‘I just want to say that I’m so grateful to be back in the mindset of ‘Oh! That’s a good idea for a song lyrics, I should write it.’ I haven’t felt this in eight months,’ he wrote at the time, alongside a praying hand emoji.

The Band: Hoppus and Blink-182 last released their eighth studio album, Nine, in September 2019;  the bassist is pictured with Barker and guitarist and co-vocalist Matt Skiba

The Band: Hoppus and Blink-182 last released their eighth studio album, Nine, in September 2019; the bassist is pictured with Barker and guitarist and co-vocalist Matt Skiba

Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s germ-fighting network.

The lymphatic system includes the lymph nodes (lymph glands), spleen, thymus, and bone marrow. Lymphoma can affect all of these areas as well as other organs in the body, depending on the Mayo Clinic.

Formed in 1992, Blink-182 is now widely regarded as one of the most important and influential rock bands of the late 20th century.

Featuring drummer Travis Barker and guitarist and co-vocalist Matt Skiba, the band released their final studio album Nine, which was their eighth, in September 2019.

Iconic: Formed in 1992, Blink-182 is now widely regarded as one of the most influential rock bands of the late 20th century;  Blink-182, with former co-frontman Tom DeLonge, is seen around 2000 with Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, Chris Shiflett and the late Taylor Hawkins

Iconic: Formed in 1992, Blink-182 is now widely regarded as one of the most influential rock bands of the late 20th century; Blink-182, with former co-frontman Tom DeLonge, is seen around 2000 with Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Chris Shiflett and the late Taylor Hawkins

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