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Jeff Bridges' Cancer Update: 'Remission'

Actor has lymphoma, also battled COVID
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 20, 2020 3:30 AM CDT
Updated Sep 13, 2021 11:25 AM CDT
Jeff Bridges Quotes 'The Dude' When Revealing Diagnosis
This 2018 file photo shows cast member Jeff Bridges arriving at the Los Angeles premiere of "Bad Times at the El Royale" at TCL Chinese Theatre.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) Update: Jeff Bridges has shared the best possible health update a year after revealing a cancer diagnosis. It's in remission, with a once-large mass having shrunk to the "size of a marble," he writes. The 71-year-old also revealed that he struggled with COVID earlier this year, but that is now "in the rear view mirror." He credits being vaccinated for that, per TMZ. Our original story from October 2020 on his lymphoma diagnosis follows:

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Jeff Bridges has cancer, but he hasn't lost his sense of humor. "As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light," the actor tweeted Monday, channeling his Big Lebowski character. "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." The 70-year-old, who didn't specify what type of lymphoma he has, thanked fans for their well wishes, then concluded: "And, while I have you, please remember to go vote. Because we are all in this together. http://Vote.org." People reports Bridges and his wife of 43 years have three daughters and two grandchildren. (Read more Jeff Bridges stories.)

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