Barkers' 6 Ulcers Means No More POT
Blink-182 cancelled their London show last night after bassist and vocalist Mark Hoppus was diagnosed with bronchitis, laryngitis and sinusitis.
They say: "This is the last thing the band wanted to do but it has been advised that Mark cannot perform. Regrettably a rescheduled date cannot be arranged."
Blink recently cancelled a series of shows when drummer Travis Barker required emergency surgery after six ulcers were found in his stomach, which also forced him to give up smoking pot.
The Blink 182 drummer reveals the news ended his enjoyment of smoking weed – something he’d hoped he could carry on doing for the rest of his life.
He’d been using cannabis to help with anxiety issues, which he’s been suffering ever since his near-fatal plane crash in 2008.
Barker said: “I used to love smoking weed. I would smoke at night if I had anxiety. I always thought I’d be able to do it for the rest of my life.
“But when your health is on the line you don’t mess around. I love being a dad and I love playing music – I’m not trying to give up any of that.”
He recently said he’d try to get over his fear of flying with the help of sedation, as an alternative to sitting out Blink 182′s planned tour of Australia later this year.
They had to cancel a number of shows recently following his diagnosis with Barrett’s oesophagus, a stomach acid condition which caused his ulcers. It led to an emergency operation in which he had his tonsils removed.