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Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus is back to thinking of new song ideas: “I haven’t felt that in eight months”

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As Blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus continues to recover from a difficult year of chemotherapy to combat cancer, he’s rediscovered a briefly forgotten joy of his life: songwriting.

In a recent tweet, Hoppus writes, “Just want to say that I’m very grateful to be back in the mindset of ‘Oh! That’s a cool idea for a song lyric, I should write that down.'”

“I haven’t felt that in eight months,” he adds, alongside a “prayer hands” emoji.

Hoppus revealed his cancer diagnosis in June 2021, sharing that he’d been undergoing chemotherapy for the previous three months. Last September, he announced he was “cancer free.”

Blink-182 had been working on new music ahead Hoppus’ diagnosis — they released the topical song “Quarantine” in August 2020. The trio’s most recent album is 2019’s Nine.

Hoppus played his first post-cancer performance last October during band mate Travis Barker‘s Halloween streaming event.

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