Blink-182's Mark Hoppus Says He's battling cancer ... 'Trying to Remain Hopeful & Positive'

Blink-182's Mark Hoppus has quietly been battling cancer for months, and tells us while he's got a long road ahead of him, he's grateful for the support he's received.

Hoppus says, "For the past three months I’ve been undergoing chemotherapy for cancer. I have cancer. It sucks and I’m scared, and at the same time I’m blessed with incredible doctors and family and friends to get me through this."

He adds, "I still have months of treatment ahead of me but I’m trying to remain hopeful and positive. Can’t wait to be cancer free and see you all at a concert in the hopefully near future. Love to you all."

The band's singer/bassist posted (and then quickly deleted) an Instagram photo of himself sitting in what appeared to be a doctor's office Wednesday, with a caption that read, "Hello, yes. One cancer treatment, please."

In the pic, Mark is seen sitting down in a chair, with an IV hooked up to his arm. He seems to be in relatively good spirits -- but his fans definitely weren't upon seeing this ... as it appears to be the first time anyone has gotten a whiff that he may be sick.

Of course, the outpouring of love and support has been overwhelming -- with countless messages of encouragement being sent his way ... and just as many telling him he can beat it. It's still unclear what sort of cancer he has exactly, or at what stage it was diagnosed.

In any case, he's got a whole swath of music lovers in his corner. Get well soon.

Travis Barker '64 Coupe DeVille Hits Auction Block Need Room for the Rolls!!!

Travis Barker is parting ways with a beloved Cadillac -- one of the best ever built --  but fear not because his new ride is top of the line.

The Blink-182 drummer put his 1964 Cadillac Coupe DeVille on the auction block ... hoping to fetch $25,000 minimum. The folks over at Bring A Trailer are handling the auction that's set to end next week.

This is the same Caddy Travis drove back and forth while he was part of the rock supergroup The Transplants ... as it worked on its first album. He was also cruising in the car while working on Blink-182's self-titled album.

Travis has been down this road before. Earlier this year, he put a fleet of Cadillacs on the auction block. As you can see from Travis' massive tattoo on his rib cage ... he's a huge fan of Caddys. That particular tat took 12 hours to create. His other Cadillac tattoo is an emblem on his chest.

And, when he bought his pops a car it was a ... you guessed it ... a Cadillac.

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Even though Travis is parting with a beaut, don't feel too bad for him. The rock star's already snagged a suped-up Rolls Royce Cullinan. It ain't cheap ... prices start at $330k, but a car aficionado like Travis tricked it out, so you know his Rolls is worth way more.

Travis Barker I'm Selling My Classic Cadillacs!!!

Some of Travis Barker's former rides are hitting the auction block ... and you can bump his tunes in a vintage Caddy or Chevy ... if you're ready to break the bank!!!

Sources close to the Blink-182 drummer tell us he's decided it's out with the old and in with some new whips, so he's partnering with Barrett-Jackson to auction off 3 cars -- a 1941 Cadillac 62 Series Convertible, plus a 1960 Cadillac Coupe Deville and a 1972 Chevrolet K5 Blazer.

Our sources believe the convertible could fetch up to $100,000 ... and the souped-up Chevy could hit a whopping $200K. Ya better have some deep, deep pockets!!!

Travis is an avid car collector, but we're told he's moving his professional life into a new space -- the warehouse he recently bought in SoCal will house his car collection, clothing brands and new record label, DTA Records -- and he wants to sell these rides to make room for new ones.

Travis is a HUGE fan of Caddys ... he's got at least 2 Cadillac tattoos, including an emblem on his chest and a Cadillac script down his rib cage which took 12 hours to create.

So, check out Travis' old rides ... and see if they fit your fancy, and more importantly, your budget.

Lil Wayne Bails on Blink-182 Show Over Alleged Weed Incident at Hotel

Lil Wayne says he can't perform with Blink-182 in St. Louis because he was kicked out of his hotel and cops came swarming -- but we've learned there's two sides to this story.

Wayne tweeted out the crappy news Saturday morning, saying he wouldn't be able to do the show later tonight at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre -- where he was set to take the stage with B-182 and Neck Deep -- due to some BS at his the Ritz Carlton.

He said, "Sorry not doing the show tonight in St Lou kuz I was just kik'd out the ritz and 12 got invovle so I gotta slide. Tht y'al f w me out here. Dam slime. It's all luv tho."

While Wayne claims to have been booted from the facility, the Clayton Police Department's interim Police Chief, Mark Smith, tells TMZ that Weezy and his crew were NOT asked to leave ... and that they left voluntarily after a verbal dispute with the hotel staff.

Smith says police were called to the Ritz around 10:00 AM CT due to a "disturbance" in the lobby involving several men, some of whom we're told included Wayne's entourage. We're told a responding officer saw a man in LW's security yelling at a clerk behind the desk.

We're told officers spoke to several witnesses -- including staff members -- who told police they'd received several complaints of marijuana smells coming from Weezy's room. Cops say the staff claimed to have called up to Wayne's room, asking him to open his balcony doors to mitigate the smell ... and, allegedly, he got pissed and came down to confront 'em.

Smith tells us the hotel staff did not file a complaint with police, and they found no evidence of a crime that'd been committed. No one was arrested as a result.

Now, sources close to Weezy tell TMZ that the reason he and his team came down to confront the staff had NOTHING to do with weed ... and everything to do with bad protocol.

We're told the front desk kept forwarding calls from an obsessed fan, who apparently knew Wayne was staying there and in which exact room too. Instead of taking them off the scent, our Weezy sources say the staff continued to send the call to his room ... making him irate.

We've reached out to the Ritz Carlton for comment on the fan-forwarding allegation ... so far, no word back.

Whatever the real reason ... it's clear that Wayne's not comfortable in St. Louis. This would mark at least the 3rd show he's completely bailed on for his Blink-182 appearances this summer.

Blink-182 No Reunion Set ... But, Some Good News For Travis Barker

Turn the lights off ... we're told the rumored Blink-182 reunion is NOT happening, despite some heavy social media speculation.

Drummer Travis Barker and former Blink singer/guitarist Tom DeLonge got the rumor mill turning Thursday with this playful Twitter exchange ... but sources close to the band tell us Travis and Tom were just trolling each other, and they don't wanna mislead their fans, who were all just unsuspecting victims for a few hours.

We're told Travis and Tom privately communicate all the time, and this was just fans seeing their relationship on social media.

There is some good news ... Travis has finally been medically cleared to drum after getting treatment for blood clots, and he'll perform with Blink on Oct. 26 and 27 in Vegas!

But, Tom won't be onstage ... it's still Travis, Mark Hoppus and Matt Skiba.

Travis Barker Defends Conor McGregor 'I Would've Done the Same Thing'

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UFC super-fan Travis Barker says he's got Conor McGregor's back when it comes to his violent bus attack at Barclays Center ... even though he went a little overboard.

Don't get it twisted -- Travis thinks it's terrible other UFC fighters got caught up in McGregor's window-smashin' madness ... but the blink-182 drummer says Conor HAD TO retaliate after his boy, Artem Lobov, got strong-armed by Khabib's team.

"I would've probably done the same thing if someone punked my friend," Barker told TMZ Sports in Calabasas. "I love him to death ... crazy motherf**ker."

At the same time -- "I can't agree with everything he did ... he has to apologize."

FYI, McGregor bailed outta jail Friday and is facing charges of assault and felony criminal mischief ... but Travis says the UFC should "slap him on his wrist" and let him off so he can fight later this year.

We'll see ...

Travis Barker No Lil Pump Face Tats for My Kid Until He Starts Hustling!!!

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Travis Barker's pumping the brakes on his 14-year-old son ripping a page outta Lil Pump's playbook ... at least for now.

We got the Blink-182 drummer chillin' in Calabasas, and asked him about face tattoos and if he's down to let his kids get 'em. Apparently, Travis' son, Landon, asks him everyday if he can get one ... just like his buddy, Pump.

Travis tells us if Landon wants the ink, there's a price to pay.

Remember, Pump and Landon are tight -- the rapper performed at Landon's epic birthday party last year, and it sounds like there's a chance they could hook up to do music in the future.

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But for now, at least, we're guessing Travis would rather have his son steer clear of Lil Pump's ways ... and his tats.

Travis Barker C'mon and Ride His Green Goblin!!! Then Buy It, Please

Travis Barker's old flame is back on the market, and she can be yours ... for a cool $16,900.

The flame is his 2007 Honda CBR1000RR. The Blink-182 drummer sold it a few years ago, and now the guy who bought it from him is flipping the sweet green ride. The seller tells us the bike had a mere 12 miles on it, because Travis mainly used it to promote his clothing line, "Famous Stars & Straps."

It's been featured in more photo shoots since Travis sold it, and it's easy to see why.

The 4-cylinder is quite the looker with custom rims, whitewall Pirelli Diablo tires and its glossy, show-stopping green paint.

Envy included with this purchase.

Blink-182 Unplugs for Steve Aoki Bday Jam Sesh

THROWBACK WITH A TWIST

Blink-182 and Steve Aoki are both known for playing loud music to packed crowds, so seeing the band unplug for Aoki in a living room with only about 100 others is quite the sight.

Aoki turns 40 Thursday, so Blink serenaded him with a couple songs. The band went with a non-traditional birthday jam, “What’s My Age Again?," and added a personal touch for Steve by changing the lyrics from "Nobody likes you when you're 23” to ... "when Aoki’s 40.”

The intimate get-together went down at billionaire Ron Burkle's famed Greenacres estate in Beverly Hills, and raised half a million for Aoki's charitable foundation. Oddly, no sign of cake in the video.

Travis Barker Say It Ain't So!!! Unloads L.A. Crib for $4.46 Million

Travis Barker's gotta be feeling this ... getting near asking price for his badass crib.

The Blink-182 drummer just sold his 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom L.A. pad. He was asking $4.5 mil, and got $4.46. That's a win.

He bought the 4,173 sq ft house in 2014, and it's built for a rock star with modern taste -- loft-like living room with 13-foot ceilings and 10-foot high window panes. There's also a retractable Fleetwood wall of glass to seamlessly blend your indoor/outdoor experience.

In the master suite -- sprawling space with 3 walk-in closets.

Like we said ... badass crib.

Blink 182 Fan Plummets from Balcony During L.A. Show

A fan and close friend of Blink 182 was rushed to an L.A. hospital last night during the band's sold-out concert at the Hollywood Palladium -- after falling from a 2nd-story balcony inside the building, Blink's rep tells TMZ.

Witnesses described the mayhem on Twitter, saying the fan fell "face first" while Blink was playing "Dammit" and looked in rough shape after the accident. The fall was roughly 15-20 feet, but witnesses say he was responsive.

One witness who was standing under the balcony tells TMZ, the man landed right next to her and his body made the "gnarliest splat on the ground ... I can still hear the sound. It was awful." He didn't land on anyone. The witness says he had blood all over his face.

According to the rep, the fan is a "dear friend" of the band, but the rep wouldn't be more specific.

It's unclear how the fan fell, and whether his injuries are life-threatening. He's currently being treated at a local hospital. The rep says the band is in touch with the man's family.

Blink 182 Honoring 9/11 Victims ... and Supporting Burn Center

Travis Barker and his Blink-182 bandmates are giving up their time and a ton of money to mark the 9/11 anniversary in NYC ... TMZ has learned.

Blink-182 is currently on tour -- and even though it was supposed to be an off-day -- we're told they decided to add tomorrow night's gig in Brooklyn as a 9/11 tribute.

Sources connected to the band tell us all the money raised from the concert will be donated to multiple hospitals ... including City of Hope and William Randolph Hearst Burn Center in NYC.

We're told Travis wanted to support one of NY's leading burn units because of the horrific injuries he and DJ AM suffered in the plane crash 5 years ago.

Blink 182 Singer Tom DeLonge SAVES Stage Crasher's Life ... With a Towel

A disoriented six-legged fan crashed the stage at a Blink 182 concert Saturday night in Pennsylvania -- and singer Tom DeLonge stopped the ENTIRE concert just to save its life ... using nothing but a towel.

By all accounts, the singer really winged it.

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