- Film & TV
- 14 Sep 21
The actor also said he was keen to get back to work.
Jeff Bridges has shared the welcome news that his cancer is in remission. After the The Big Lebowski actor confirmed a lymphoma diagnosis in October of last year, he underwent chemotherapy and shared frequent updates on his health.
The last update, shared on Monday, said the tumor had shrunk to the size of a marble. The actor also contracted Covid while undergoing chemotherapy, and because his immune system was weakened from the treatment, shared that the virus "kicked my ass pretty good." The actor also said that after he received the vaccine, he felt much better.
“We’ve been concentrating on getting me off the oxygen assistance, which until recently I’ve been needing to walk around. The sound it makes reminds me of Darth Vader,” he wrote in his latest update.
“I had a goal – walking my daughter Hayley down the aisle. She was getting married to a wonderful guy, Justin Shane. Thanks to [therapist] Zach and my terrific medical team, I was able to not only walk Hay down the aisle, but do the father/bride dance with her without oxygen.”
Bridges is expecting to resume work on his forthcoming FX Drama The Old Man soon.