“About to get a long needle put into my spine in the hopes of taking away this excruciating back pain… the same pain I’ve had since I was a teenager. Nothing new here, just routine epidurals and tall guy stuff.”
Mark Hoppus recently reacted to rumors that Tom DeLonge is rejoining Blink-182.
He told KROQ that “there is not any talk of that right now. I mean I’ll never say never to anything, but that is a completely unfounded rumor at this point.”
DeLonge recently told People about leaving Blink-182 in 2015, “It’s always hard when you’re transitioning from something that you’ve worked your entire life, up to that point, to achieve, but the only two things on Earth — outside of my family — that I was interested in were music and this subject. When I got brought into the arms of how the subject works, and what it is, it was a very easy choice. I was like, ‘Oh my God, I’m literally going to be driving the boat here, with something that’s going to affect every person in the world, in such a beautiful way, hopefully.’ That was an easy decision. What’s never easy is dealing with the social groups, and the stigmas, and the ignorance, and all that comes along with doing things that are progressive, and out of the box, and beyond people’s understanding.
Frankly, I understand why they do that. It took me 25 years to really digest this subject and have a foundation for dealing with what I have to deal with now. Then suddenly expecting people to get it, by throwing it out there over a few articles? People were like, ‘He’s lost his mind. He’s chasing monsters.’ No, not exactly, but you will find out soon enough. Yes, I’ll be vindicated, but that’s not why I’m doing this. I’m doing this because we need it, and I’m sick of people like my brother going off to war, to fight with our neighbors, with our brothers. We should not be killing each other over anything on this planet.”