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Blink-182 addresses Tom DeLonge rumors: 'The truth is out'

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Two-thirds of Blink-182 issued a statement Monday announcing their split from fellow founding member Tom DeLonge, but DeLonge responded by issuing his own statement denying those claims—and now, Mark Hoppus and Travis Barker have responded to that statement in a damning interview with Rolling Stone.

“[DeLonge’s] actions speak louder than whatever he feels compelled to write on an Instagram post,” Hoppus said. “We’ve been trying to record an album for the better part of two years and we had agreed to go in to record and my guess is that Tom was embarrassed because he doesn’t want to do Blink.”

DeLonge addressed not having much time for Blink-182 in his statement, where he said, “The ONLY truth here is that I have commitments that limit my availability this year.” According to Hoppus and Barker, his limited availability has been an ongoing issue.

“Everyone should know what the story is with him and it’s been years with it,” Barker told Rolling Stone. “When we did get back together after my plane crash, we only got back together, I don’t know, maybe because I almost died. But he didn’t even listen to mixes or masterings from that record. He didn’t even care about it.”

He went on to say that DeLonge’s response to the Blink-182 statement was “funny.” “I think he’s just in shock that he’s finally been exposed,” Barker said. “The truth is out.”

DeLonge’s rep did not immediately respond to EW‘s request for comment.

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