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All the small things: Mark Hoppus plays bass for first time following cancer diagnosis

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Mark Hoppus recently took a significant step in his battle with cancer: he played his bass for the first time since being diagnosed.

The Blink-182 vocalist brought out his trusty instrument during a recent Twitch stream, which was posted by a fan on YouTube.

“This is the first time I’ve felt well enough to play my bass since I was diagnosed,” Hoppus said before playing along to a recording of Blink’s 2005 single, “Not Now.” “So this is the first time I’ve picked up my bass in a few months.”

Hoppus revealed in June that he’d been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer for the past three months. In a post on July 19, he shared that a recent scan indicated that the chemo was working.

“I still have months of treatment ahead, but it’s the best possible news,” he wrote.

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