Star actor Jeff Bridges tells fans that he is in good spirits and has a positive prognosis as he undergoes cancer treatment.
Bridges tweeted a picture of himself wearing a hospital gown and thanks fans for support on Thursday.
“I want to thank you all for reaching out during this time,” he says. “It feels good getting all the well-wishes and love. I will be sharing more updates on jeffbridges.com/latest.”
Known for his sense of humor, Bridges made light of the situation by channeling one of his most well-known roles in “The Big Lebowski.” He reveals his lymphoma diagnosis with a quote from “The Dude.”
“As the Dude would say..New S**T has come to light,” he tweets. “I have 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 Encourages Fans to Vote
While battling against the deadly disease, Bridges put out another tweet encouraging his fans to vote. The 70-year-old Oscar winner reminds his fans of the importance of election day and says “We are all in this together.”
I’m profoundly grateful for the love and support from my family and friends.— Jeff Bridges (@TheJeffBridges) October 20, 2020
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. https://t.co/6sAU4MYixl
“I am profoundly grateful for the love and support from my family and friends,” Bridges writes. “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.”
Bridges has had a long and successful career in Hollywood. His last onscreen appearance came in “Bad Times at the El Royale” in 2018, according to Fox News. He won an Oscar Award in 2010 for “Crazy Heart.”
H/T: Fox News