Jeff Bridges' cancer is in "remission" and his tumour has "shrunk down to the size of a marble"
The 71-year-old Hollywood legend revealed three months ago that he had been diagnosed with lymphoma and after keeping his fans up-to-date with his progress he has now revealed that he is winning his battle with the disease
17 September 2021
'The Big Lebowski' star wrote a handwritten note posted to his website, which read: "My cancer is in remission. The 9” x 12” mass has shrunk down to the size of a marble."
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Bridges also revealed that he caught COVID-19 admitting the respiratory illness had "kicked my a** pretty good" leaving him requiring oxygen assistance which left him sounding like "Darth Vader", the 'Star Wars' villain who requires a breathing device to keep him alive.
He added: "I’m double vaccinated and feeling much better now. I heard that the vaccine can help folks with long haulers. Maybe that’s the cause of my quick improvement.
"I’ve been working out with a great therapist, Zack Wermers. 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 me reminds me of Darth Vader."
The Oscar winner was determined to ditch his oxygen mask so he could walk his youngest daughter Hayley down the aisle on her wedding day and dance with her.
His post revealed: "I had a goal – walking my daughter Hayley down the aisle. She was getting married to a wonderful guy, Justin Shane.
"Thanks to 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."
'The Fabulous Baker Boys' star - who has two other daughters, Isabelle and Jessie, with his his wife Susan - also uploaded a video clip of himself dancing with Hayley to Ray Charles’ 'Ain’t That Love'.
Bridges now plans to get back to work on his Hulu series 'The Old Man' in which he plays a former intelligence officer who finds himself targeted for assassination.
The series - based on the novel of the same name by Thomas Perry - is set to premiere in 2022 and also stars John Lithgow, Amy Brenneman
Alia Shawkat and Gbenga Akinnagbe.