Jeff Bridges Diagnosed With Lymphoma
OSCAR AWARD WINNING ACTOR JEFF BRIDGES ANNOUNCES HE HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH LYMPHOMA
(CNN) – New “stuff” has come to light for actor Jeff Bridges.
He used that quote from “The Big Lebowski” Monday in its uncensored form to announce he has lymphoma.
Bridges wrote he is starting treatment and his doctors believe his prognosis is good.
Lymphoma is a cancer that affects the lymph system, which produces and carries white blood cells.
According to the American Cancer Society; the average five-year survival rate for Non Hodgkins lymphoma is 72%.
Survival rates for Hodgkin lymphoma are significantly higher.
Bridges did not specify which type and stage of lymphoma he has been diagnosed with.
The acclaimed actor’s career spans more than six decades and includes more than 70 films.
He won an Academy Award for lead actor in the 2009 film “Crazy Heart” and took home the Golden Globe Cecil B Demille award for lifetime achievement in 2019.
Perhaps bridges’ most endearing and beloved role is the one he referenced that of the laid back “dude” in cult favorite “The Big Lebowski.”