Mark Hoppus says he had no plans to share his cancer diagnosis on Insta

Marc Hoppus revealed he didn’t want to share the news of his cancer diagnosis with the world when he posted a photo of himself sitting in a chemotherapy chair in June. Instead, the flash-182 The frontman intended to share the post on his other account with his circle of friends and close family, but instead he shared the photo with his 1.2 million Instagram followers on his account. artist.

Hoppus was diagnosed with stage 4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma in April, with the singer announcing in September that he was officially cancer-free. In a recent interview with GQ, Hoppus revealed that he accidentally shared a photo of himself receiving chemotherapy due to “brain fog” from his treatments.

“Chemo is like being on the worst international night flight where you can’t sleep or make yourself comfortable,” he said in the interview. “I felt so s *****. And the brain fog is so bad. The brain from the chemo is breaking my heart because I can feel mentally diminished right now.”

However, Hoppus feels like it’s a blessing in disguise that he accidentally posted the photo to his official account. “Maybe part of my subconsciously posted it on my principal, but I sure didn’t do it on purpose,” Hoppus said. “But I don’t know. I felt like a bandage had been ripped off and I was able to be honest with people.”

The singer then made a more detailed announcement sharing his diagnosis, informing fans that he was undergoing chemotherapy in order to fight the disease. On Thanksgiving, he posted a photo of June as he was halfway through his chemo, writing that he had plenty to be thankful for after becoming cancer-free. “If I ever complain about something insignificant or insignificant, show me this photo to remind me how bad things can be and how truly blessed I am,” Hoppus wrote.