Jeff Bridges gave fans a welcome update on his lymphoma diagnosis, claiming on his website that his tumor had “shrunk considerably.”
“I’m going to have a CT scan to see if my new protocol shrinks my tumor,” the “The Big Lebowski” actor wrote earlier this month. “It turns out that it works wonderfully. The thing has shrunk considerably. I came home delighted with the news.
The euphoria was brief. Bridges recalled turning on his television and seeing photos of the January 6 riot on Capitol Hill, with extremist supporters of President Donald Trump besieging Congress.
“Seeing our country attacking broke my heart,” he added. “A question arose in me: what should an individual do in a situation like this? My mentor, [the late artist] Rozzell Sykes, came to mind. Her mantra was BE LOVE.
Bridges first informed fans about his lymphoma diagnosis in October, referring to his iconic character “Dude” from the Coen Brothers’ cult classic in 1998.
“As the dude would say… A new S ** T has appeared,” the artist said at the time. “I was diagnosed with lymphoma. Although it is a serious illness, I feel fortunate to have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good.
“I am starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery,” he continued, adding that he was “deeply grateful for the love and support of my family and friends”.
Bridges has kept fans informed on their website and Instagram page. Last month, the Oscar winner said he “felt good”, shaved his head, had a puppy and celebrated his 71st birthday.
Later, he posted a cute photo with his longtime sweetheart, wife Susan Geston, and their new puppy, to wish his followers a Happy New Year.
“May we together dream of the kind of world we would like to live in and fulfill those dreams through our actions,” he wrote, alongside a photo of himself and Geston in coordinated outfits.
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