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.”

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.