Jeff Bridges Reveals Cancer Diagnosis, Says He’s Starting Treatment


"I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma", he added.

The 70-year-old Hollywood titan made the announcement on Twitter, and in his usual fashion, kicked things off with a joke. He has just started his treatment, and promises to keep everyone updated on his recovery.

Bridges acknowledged the seriousness of the disease, but said he felt fortunate to have a "great team of doctors" and that "the prognosis is good". "Thank you for your prayers and well wishes", he tweeted.

Jeff also took the time to remind his fans to vote in the upcoming election, too.

"And, while I have you, please do not forget to go vote", Bridges wrote. "And, as Jeff always says, 'We are all in this together.' Jeff, we are all in this together with you".

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Lymphoma is cancer that begins in lymphocytes, white blood cells that are part of the body's immune system and are found in the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus, bone marrow and other parts of the body.

In a follow-up tweet, Bridges implored his Twitter followers to vote in the November 3 election, saying "we are all in this together". Even if The Dude might have said "F- sympathy!" at a time like this, we wish him the speediest recovery possible. Lymphoma treatment usually involves chemotherapy, various medications, radiation therapy and, in rare cases, can require a stem cell transplant.

He finally won an Oscar in 2010 for his performance as a grizzled country crooner battling alcoholism in "Crazy Heart".

Bridges most recently appeared in Bad Times at the El Royale in 2018 and is now in production for the TV miniseries The Old Man.