Jeff Bridges has lymph node cancer, the actor said on Twitter on Tuesday .
Seventy-year-old Bridges says he has good prospects for his recovery from the growth of white blood cells in his lymphatic system. “Although it is a serious disease, I feel blessed with a great team of doctors and a good prognosis.”
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.
Bridges also says that he is grateful for the support of his family and friends. The actor starts his message with “There is new shit on the marble”, a quote from ‘The Dude’. He is the character from The Big Lebowski , the film with which Bridges gained great fame in 1998.
In The Big Lebowski , Bridges’ character Jeffrey ‘The Dude’ Lebowski is mistakenly mistaken for a millionaire of the same name. The good-for-nothing and amateur bowler is persuaded by the millionaire to free his kidnapped wife by handing over the ransom.