Ash was formed by original members Tim Wheeler, Mark Hamilton and Rick McMurray. They were later joined by guitarist Charlotte Hatherley between 1997 and 2004. They are perhaps best known for their album Free All Angels which reached number 1 in 2001 and included the singles “Burn Baby Burn” and “Shining Light”.
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.