Travis Barker reflects on ‘catastrophes’ that reunited Blink-182

“All the Small Things” weren’t so small after all.

In a new trailer for their upcoming album, Blink-182 reflects on the many “catastrophes” they endured in their personal lives before ultimately finding their way back together again.

Vocalist and guitarist Tom DeLonge shares in the “One More Time…” teaser released Monday that he told his wife, Rose-Marie Berryman, he never expected to “play music” or “tour again” after leaving the band for the second time in 2015.

However, once frontman Mark Hoppus informed the group that he had been diagnosed with cancer in 2021, DeLonge changed his tune.

“When he told me he was sick … that was like, nothing else matters, really,” the Angels & Airwaves singer, 47, says.

Hoppus, 51, battled stage 4 diffuse large B-cell lymphoma for several months before becoming cancer-free.

“Chemotherapy wrecked my vocal cords,” he reveals in the nearly four-minute video. “I had to go to work with a vocal coach to get to the point where we could go and walk onstage at Coachella [in April].”

Travis Barker reflects on ‘catastrophes’ that reunited Blink-182
Travis Barker reflects on the “catastrophes” that reunited Blink-182 ahead of their new album, “One More Time…”

Travis Barker's crashed plane
The drummer survived a fatal 2008 plane crash.
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Hoppus’ health scare came nearly 13 years after Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker survived a fatal plane crash in South Carolina.

“Why does it take these catastrophes … for our band to get back together?” Barker, 47, wonders in a preview of the group’s forthcoming interview with Apple Music host Zane Lowe.

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“I always knew that the brotherhood wouldn’t ever deteriorate or wouldn’t be there,” he continues. “I really feel like Blink is us three, and as soon as we accept that and we just don’t settle for anything less than that, I just think that’s the future.”

Mark Hoppus
Mark Hoppus was diagnosed with cancer in 2021.

Tom DeLonge
Tom DeLonge left band twice.

Travis Barker and Kourtney Kardashian
Barker’s pregnant wife, Kourtney Kardashian, recently suffered a health scare.

Hoppus echoes that “One More Time…” came together thanks to “the healing of this band, while DeLonge jokes, “This is the last time we’re gonna f–k this up.”

The 17-song album, which will be released on Oct. 20, is Blink-182’s first full-length project with DeLonge since 2011’s “Neighborhoods.”

The trio finished recording “One More Time…” during their ongoing world tour, which kicked off in May.

“One More Time…” will be released on Oct. 20.

It is their first full-length project with DeLonge since 2011.
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Blink-182 had to postpone the launch of their European leg earlier this month after Barker’s wife, Kourtney Kardashian, was hospitalized.

The reality star, who is pregnant with the couple’s first child together, later revealed that she had to undergo “urgent fetal surgery” to save their unborn baby boy‘s life.

“I am eternally grateful to my husband,” Kardashian, 44, wrote on Instagram, “who rushed to my side from tour to be with me in the hospital and take care of me afterwards.”

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