Renowned Hollywood actor and seven-time Oscar nominee Jeff Bridges tweets he has lymphoma and added that had begun treatment.
Actor Jeff Bridges says he is being treated for lymphoma, a type of cancer, and his progress is noticeable.
The 70-year-old actor who bagged his role in The Dude character from The Big Lebowski shared this statement on social media about the diagnosis Monday evening. He also said he does understand the seriousness of this disease and the weight of it.
As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light.
I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma. Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good.
I’m starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery.
— Jeff Bridges (@TheJeffBridges) October 20, 2020
Jeff Bridges then showed his gratitude by thanking his family and friends for their support and love. He also thanked his fans for their good wishes and thanked everyone for their prayers and well wishes.
He further reminded people not to forget and go vote because we are all in this together.
The Oscar nominee
Bridges is a seven-time Oscar nominee known for his roles in Starman, True Grit, The Last Picture Show, and many other films in the past six decades.
In 2010, he won an Academy Award for his role in Crazy Heart and was most recently nominated for playing a grizzled lawman in Hell or High Water film.
Jeff Bridges, the son of actors Lloyd and Dorothy Bridges, who both died in 1998, is considered to be one of the Hollywood royalty children.
Bridges have starred in more than 70 films for more than six decades. His role as Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski, a White Russian-drinking slacker and bowler, in the 1998 film “The Big Lebowski,” has remained a cultural phenomenon for more than 20 years. He is arguably rated as one of the most acclaimed actors of his generation.
The old man series
Bridges were in the middle of filming on The Old Man, an action-drama series that was set to be premiered in 2021 for FX on the Hulu streaming platform.
The actor was both the star and executive producer for the series. In a joint statement, Hulu, FX, and Touchstone Pictures said Bridges has their full support as he undergoes treatment.
They said in a joint statement, “Our thoughts go out to Jeff and his family during this challenging time, and they have our love and support. We wish him a safe and full recovery. Jeff, we are all in this together with you.”
Bridges’ cancer announcement was met with overwhelming support from thousands of fans on social media. Many celebrities came forward, wishing him a speedy and healthy recovery.
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