Oscar winner and beloved actor Jeff Bridges, age 70, revealed this evening on Twitter that he’s been diagnosed with lymphoma.
“As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light. 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.
“I’m profoundly grateful for the love and support from my family and friends. 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. http://Vote.org Love, Jeff”
There are few actors as beloved as Jeff Bridges, famous for his role as The Dude in “The Big Lebowski,” Oscar winner from “Cray Hearts,” with a long resume of great performances and films including “Starman,” “The Last Picture Show,” “True Grit,” and the recent classic “Hell or High Water.” In addition to his win, he’s had 6 Oscar nominations. Some other titles: “Cutter’s Way,” “Winter Kills,” and, of course, “Heaven’s Gate.”
Of course, Jeff comes from a Hollywood dynasty family. His father was Lloyd Bridges, his brother is Beau Bridges. He’s a great guy, everyone is sending him love on social media. He’s going to beat this thing without thinking twice. That’s the way the Dude would want it.