Actor Jeff Bridges Announces Lymphoma Diagnosis: 'I Have a Great Team of Doctors and the Prognosis Is Good'

"Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good," Bridges wrote on Twitter.

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - OCTOBER 15: Jeff Bridges attends a conversation, Q&A and book signing for his new book 'Jeff Bridges: Pictures Vol. 2' at NeueHouse Los Angeles on October 15, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tibrina Hobson/Getty Images)

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Actor Jeff Bridges, who is 70, took to social media on Monday night to announce that he's been diagnosed with lymphoma.

"As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light," Bridges wrote. "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. I’m starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery."

The seven-time Oscar nominee also thanked his friends and family for their support in his battle against the form of cancer and urged people to vote in the upcoming election. 

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.

Love, Jeff

Bridges, who is starring in the upcoming FX series The Old Man, has had roles in multiple films throughout his career. He's been in The Big Lebowski, Bad Times at the El Royale, Crazy Heart, The Fabulous Baker Boys, TronTrue Grit, The Giver, Iron Man, Seabiscuit, The Last Picture Show, and much more. 


"Our thoughts go out to Jeff and his family during this challenging time and they have our love and support," FX, Touchstone Television, Hulu, and FXP said in a statement of Bridges' diagnosis. "We wish him a safe and full recovery.  And, as Jeff always says, ‘We are all in this together.’  Jeff, we are all in this together with you."

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