Hollywood actor Jeff Bridges reveals lymphoma diagnosis

20 October 2020, 06:54

Jeff Bridges announced he has cancer on his twitter
Jeff Bridges announced he has cancer on his twitter. Picture: PA

By Maddie Goodfellow

Hollywood actor Jeff Bridges has announced he has been diagnosed with lymphoma.

The 70-year-old star of films including The Big Lebowski, Crazy Heart and True Grit said he was starting treatment and promised to keep fans updated.

He said the prognosis is "good".

Announcing the diagnosis on social media, Oscar-winner Bridges referenced one of his most famous characters and said: "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."

Bridges ended the message by urging fans to vote in the presidential election, adding: "Because we are all in this together. Love, Jeff."

Read more: Microphones to be muted for final US presidential debate - to stop interruptions

Read more: Donald Trump says 'I'll kiss everyone' at rally and claims he's immune from Covid

Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system.

Fans and celebrities wished Bridges well following the diagnosis.

Actress Patricia Arquette said: "Sending you and your family love and healing."

Comedian Kathy Griffin tweeted: "Jeff, sending you the wish, the hope, that you get everything you need and anything you want."

And Star Trek's George Takei said: "You're a fighter. You can beat this."

Jeff Bridges is known as one of the Hollywood greats
Jeff Bridges is known as one of the Hollywood greats. Picture: PA

Bridges is a Hollywood great who was born into a prominent showbusiness family in Los Angeles in 1949. His father was the actor Lloyd Bridges while his mother was actress Dorothy Bridges.

Bridges' career highlight came in 2010, with both Academy Award and Golden Globe wins for best actor for his performance as Otis 'Bad' Blake in Crazy Heart.

He is perhaps best known as middle-aged Jeffrey 'The Dude' Lebowski in 1998 cult classic The Big Lebowski.

Bridges has earned seven Oscar nominations over his career, most recently a best supporting actor nod for the 2017 heist film Hell Or High Water.

At the 76th Golden Globes in 2019, Bridges, long considered one of Hollywood's most underrated stars before a flurry of late-career awards recognition, was honoured with the Cecil B DeMille lifetime achievement prize for his "incredible impact on the world of entertainment".

More Latest News

See more More Latest News

Chinese astronauts

China prepares to send three astronauts to Tiangong space station

Two footballers suspended by their club after being accused of rape

Two Premier League footballers, 19, arrested over rape claim suspended by their club

Zoe Ball revealed her mother had died after a battle with cancer

Devastated Zoe Ball says 'sleep tight dear mama' as she announces her mother's death from cancer

Exclusive
Fayez's Mercedes taxi was smashed into

Terrified taxi driver describes moment bloody Household Cavalry horse smashed into his Mercedes van

Taiwan and US officials

China blasts ‘dangerous situation’ over US military aid to Taiwan

Live
Horses on the loose in London this morning

Live updates: Five people injured as bloodied horses tear through central London crashing into cars and bus

Moon lander image

Japan’s moon lander survives third long freezing lunar night

Prabowo Subianto

Prabowo Subianto declared Indonesian president-elect as rivals’ appeal rejected

Five people including one of the riders were injured and all of the horses are now under control

Spooked Household Cavalry horses bolt through traffic in central London injuring five people in three locations

Fuel prices have risen in recent weeks

Petrol prices hit 150p per litre on average for first time since November, in blow for drivers

Flowers on church gate

Seven teenagers arrested as part of Sydney bishop stabbing investigation

Ayrton Senna's personal Honda NSX has been listed for sale

Ayrton Senna’s personal Honda NSX supercar on sale on AutoTrader for an eye-watering £500,000

Grant Shapps has called for other NATO members to increase defence spending to 2.5% of GDP

Grant Shapps calls for other NATO members to follow UK's lead and boost defence spending to 2.5% of GDP

Jill Dando was shot dead outside her home in 1999. Her murder has never been solved

Serbian assassin ‘looks like man seen running near Jill Dando’s home on the day of Crimewatch presenter's murder’

Declan Rice and his girlfriend Lauren Fryer

Declan Rice's girlfriend deletes all social media pictures after online trolls start bullying over her appearance

Frank Field

Former Labour minister and crossbench peer Frank Field dies aged 81