Mark Hoppus and Tom DeLonge's friendship was strained and acrimonious for several years, but the two are back to being pals.
Tom spoke about his relationship with his fellow Blink-182 OG while appearing on Apple Music 1's Zane Lowe, indicating that the two began patching things up after Mark's cancer diagnosis and Tom's split with his wife of 18 years.
Tom was actually one of the first people to hear about Mark's health situation.
"The way the universe works is strange because I reached out to Mark because I needed him to sign this piece of paper that had to do with my divorce," Tom said. "Only because of that call did I learn he had cancer. And he told me on the phone. I was like, 'Wait, what?'"
Prior to that conversation, the two men had only spoken sparingly, especially since Tom left Blink indefinitely in 2015. Now, though, they talk every day.
"We weren't really talking much at all, maybe once every couple of months, a little text here and there. But now, we talk multiple times a day," Tom said. "We've been able to completely repair that friendship and really cut to the depth of who we are as people and what this is all about."
Mark first went public with his cancer diagnosis in June. He later said he'd been undergoing chemotherapy treatments.
"The cancer isn't bone-related, it's blood-related," he said. "My blood's trying to kill me."
Tom noted that Mark is doing well now.
"I don't think he's jumping for joy, but he's emotionally supercharged from where he was. It's interesting how stupid and how much ego is involved with boys," the Angels & Airways frontman said in the new Apple interview. "We're just boys and bands. Women are so much better at this stuff than we are. I always tell my wife, 'Boys are weird because unless it's a big deal, we're either going to fistfight or we're just going to brush it under the rug. There's no gray area.'"