La star de Big Lebowski announced he had been diagnosed with lymphoma in October, referencing his famous movie character with a statement that read, “As the dude would say… A new S ** T has appeared. ”
Since then, he has shared updates on Instagram, thanking fans for their support and posting photos of his treatment and showing that he has shaved his head.
In a new message posted on her website, the 71-year-old star said she was “delighted” after her last medical examination on January 6.
“I’m going to have a CT scan to see if my new protocol shrinks my tumor,” he wrote. “It turns out that it works wonderfully. The thing has shrunk considerably. ”
The scan took place on the day of the riots at the US Capitol. Donald Trump has since been impeached for a historic second time, accused of inciting an insurrection.
“I come home delighted with the news,” Bridges wrote. “I turn on the TV to find out what’s going on in the world and… well… I don’t have to tell you what’s going on.” Seeing our country attacking broke my heart.
The actor then referred to the late artist Rozzell Sykes.
“A question arose in me – what to do with a person in a situation like this? My mentor Rozzell Sykes came to mind. Her mantra was BE LOVE.
“Aaaa… yeah… this is my way. Here’s a taste of Rozzell.
He then posted a video of himself singing and playing the guitar.
Bridges won an Oscar in 2010 for his portrayal of an alcoholic country singer in the 2009 movie Crazy Heart, and has been nominated for an Oscar six other times – but he is arguably best known for playing Jeffrey “The Dude ”Lebowski in 1998 cult classic The Big Lebowski.
Lymphoma is cancer that starts in infection-fighting cells of the immune system called lymphocytes. These cells are found in the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, bone marrow, and other parts of the body.
When making his diagnosis public, Bridges was optimistic about the outlook, saying, “Although this is a serious illness, I feel fortunate to have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good. ”