Screen legend Jeff Bridges has announced on Twitter that he's been diagnosed with lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system and other organs throughout the body. The acclaimed actor, best known for his roles in films like The Big Lebowski and the first Iron Man film where he starred as the villainous Obadiah Stane opposite Robert Downey Jr. bravely revealed the diagnosis on social media.
Referencing his iconic The Dude character from the cult classic flick, Bridges wrote: "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."
He would later extend his gratitude to his family and friends for all their support and also took the opportunity to remind his followers to vote. "I’m profoundly grateful for the love and support from my family and friends. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes. And, while I have you, please remember to go vote. Because we are all in this together. Love, Jeff"
As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light.— Jeff Bridges (@TheJeffBridges) October 20, 2020
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.
Mr. Bridges' strength and fortitude serve as an inspiration to a lot of people especially to those who are also battling cancer and we'd love nothing more than to see him continue his brilliant work in the entertainment industry and to continue empowering people through his body of work. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers, Jeff.
In 2019, Jeff Bridges received a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes for his outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment.
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