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Jeff Bridges: Oscar-winning US actor reveals he has cancer

Oscar award winning actor Jeff Bridges announced on Monday that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma (form of cancer).

According to the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, Lymphoma is a form of cancer that affects the lymph system, or “tissues and organs that produce, store, and carry white blood cells that fight infections.”

Announcing the news, Bridges tweeted: “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,” he shared. “I’m starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery.”

Jeff Bridges: Oscar-winning US actor reveals he has cancer
Jeff Bridges: Oscar-winning US actor reveals he has cancer

In a follow-up tweet, Bridges thanked those close to him for their support as he battled a challenge in front of him.

“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. Love, Jeff,” he tweeted.

Bridges’ extensive catalogue includes films like “True Grit,” “Seabiscuit,” “The Big Lebowski” and “King Kong.” He received the lifetime-achievement award during the 2019 Golden Globes.

Bridges is currently starring in the FX drama series The Old Man, which marks his return to the TV screen for the first time in 50 years. Regarding the new diagnoses, FX released a statement saying:

“Our thoughts go out to Jeff and his family during this challenging time and they have our love and support. We wish him a safe and full recovery. And, as Jeff always says, ‘We are all in this together.’ Jeff, we are all in this together with you.” Daily Mast