Today, via his website, Jeff Bridges announced that his cancer is in remission. In October of 2020, Bridges announced that he had been diagnosed with lymphoma. He is most known for his roles in The Big Lebowski and the Tron series.
The Dude Abides
From his website:
Lots has gone down since my last installment
My cancer is in remission – the 9″ x 12″ mass has shrunk down to the size of a marble”
It was never revealed which kind of lymphoma Jeff Bridges had. There are two kinds, Hodgkin’s lymphoma, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Being lymphoma, both kinds are cancer that begins in a subset of white blood cells called lymphocytes. These lymphocytes are a huge part of the body’s immune system and work to keep the body safe from germs. This type of cancer impacts the lymphatic system specifically, which includes the lymph nodes, spleen, thymus gland, and bone marrow. The primary difference between Hodgkin’s lymphoma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is the specific lymphocyte involved.
Bridges then went on to detail his recovery from COVID-19, which had struck him back in March.
My Covid is in the rear view mirror
Covid kicked my ass pretty good, but I’m double vaccinated & feeling much better now. I heard the vaccine can help folks with Long Haulers. Maybe that’s the cause of my quick improvement.
I’ve been working out with a great Therapist, Zack Wermers. We’ve been concentrating on getting me off of the oxygen assistance, which until recently I’ve been needing to walk around. The sound it makes reminds me of Darth Vader. I had a goal – walking my daughter, Hayley down the aisle. She was getting married to a wonderful guy, Justine Shane. Thanks to Zack & my terrific medical team, I was able to, not only walk Hay down the aisle, but do the father/Bride dance with heer WITHOUT OXYGEN”
It’s great news that Jeff Bridges is doing better and that his cancer appears to be in remission. We’re pulling for him and eagerly await the news that he is fully cured.