Jeff Bridges has been diagnosed with lymphoma. The Dude himself confirmed his illness on Twitter Monday afternoon.
“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.
Bridges, 70, also wrote in a follow-up tweet that he’s received support from friends and family. The Big Lebowski star also urged his social media followers to vote in the upcoming election.
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. An estimated 8,480 people are diagnosed for the cancer annually.
He currently is starring in the FX drama series The Old Man, which marks his return to the TV screen for the first time in 50 years. The show recently resumed production after being shutdown by the coronavirus pandemic and is currently filming.
The actor, musician and photographer is a seven-time Oscar nominee who won the Best Actor Oscar in 2010 for Crazy Heart. He was the recipient of the Hollywood Foreign Press’ Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in 2019.
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. https://t.co/6sAU4MYixl
— Jeff Bridges (@TheJeffBridges) October 20, 2020