He said the prognosis is currently “good” and that he is “deeply grateful” for the support he has received so far.
Announcing the diagnosis on social media, Oscar winner Jeff referred to one of his most famous characters and said, “As the dude would say… A new S *** has appeared. I was diagnosed with lymphoma. “
He continued, “Although it is a serious illness, I feel lucky to have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good.
“I am starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery. ”
“I am deeply grateful for the love and support of my family and friends. Thank you for your prayers and good wishes. ”
Jeff ended the post by urging fans to vote in the presidential election, adding, “Because we’re all in the same boat. Love, Jeff. “
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system and has a 92% five-year survival rate if diagnosed early enough.
Fans and celebrities alike wished Bridges the best of luck following the diagnosis.
Actress Patricia Arquette said, “Sending you and your family love and healing. ”
Comedian Kathy Griffin tweeted, “Jeff, sending you the wish, the hope, that you get everything you need and want. ”
And Star Trek’s George Takei said, “You are a fighter. You can beat that. “
Jeff always seemed destined to be a big Hollywoodian since he was born into a big show business family in Los Angeles in 1949.
Her father was actor Lloyd Bridges while her mother was actress Dorothy Bridges.
The highlight of Jeff’s career came in 2010, with an Oscar and Golden Globes for Best Actor for his performance as Otis ‘Bad’ Blake in Crazy Heart.
He is perhaps best known as middle-aged Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski in the 1998 cult classic The Big Lebowski.
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