Mark Hoppus is writing a book on his life, blink-182 and cancer battle

Mark Hoppus says he’s writing about his life and experience in blink-182, as well as his cancer battle, in the new memoir he started putting together “earlier this year”.

Mark Hoppus is writing a book on his life, blink-182 and cancer battle
Emily Carter
Matty Vogel

Update: That absolutely massive blink announcement is out and you can read it all right here.

Original story: Amidst some seriously exciting blink-182 teasing this week, bassist Mark Hoppus has confirmed something actually concrete in the meantime: that he is writing a book!

The musician told The Hollywood Reporter over the weekend that he’d started writing it “earlier this year”, and that it’ll be about “my life and experience in blink”, as well as his well-documented 2021 cancer battle.

Detailing his medical journey within the memoir, he explains: “I didn’t say anything about being sick for the longest time because I was so scared and overwhelmed by the whole thing. My world got really, really small. Like, I closed down and it was just my family and dear friends that were in my life. I was in the hospital chair for my third chemo session when I accidentally posted it to Instagram. I remember staring at it and people started calling, like my publicist, manager and friends. All of a sudden, it was like, ‘Oh, damn, I really screwed it up.’

“But as soon as it got out, there was such an overwhelming outpouring of support and love, not only from the world at large and people on Instagram and Twitter and Discord, but to old friends that I had fallen out with 20 years ago. They came back into my life and, at that point, I felt like I turned a corner. I stopped being so afraid and started feeling like, ‘Okay, let’s see how we can get through this by sharing my story.’”

Though Mark is still finalising things with the book, he enthuses that, “I’m really happy with the way that’s coming together. I’m excited to tell my story.”

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