Jeff Bridges provides his fans with an update after he was not only diagnosed with lymphoma last October, but also suffered a severe bout with the coronavirus simultaneously.
The “Bad Times at the El Royale” star, 71, wrote on her website that her cancer is now in remission and that a 9-inch by 12-inch mass is “reduced to the size of a marble” .
While Bridges told fans he “felt better” and that his battle with COVID-19 – which he and his wife Susan both had in January – is “in the rearview mirror,” he admitted it was had made quite a few.
“COVID gave me a good kick, but I’m doubly vaccinated and I feel a lot better now,” he wrote on his website. “I’ve heard that the vaccine can help people with long haul. Maybe that’s the cause of my rapid improvement.”
JEFF BRIDGES SHARES AN UPDATE ON BATTLE OF LYMPHOMA: TUMOR HAS “DRASTICALLY REDUCED”
The Oscar winner wrote in a previous update that the symptoms he and his wife were experiencing were severe enough to prolong his stay in the hospital.
“Sue is spending 5 days in the hospital. Me …? I’m there 5 weeks,” he wrote at the time. “The reason I’m there so long is because my immune system is knocked down by the chemo. My dancing with COVID makes my cancer look like a piece of cake.”
JEFF BRIDGES SAYS HE “FEELS GOOD” AFTER REVEALING A DIAGNOSIS OF LYMPHOMA
“But … here is the strange case,” he continued. “While I had moments of tremendous pain (screaming chants, sort of a moaning song all night long) as I got closer to the Pearly Gates, overall I felt happy and cheerful most of the time. This contact with mortality has brought me a real gift – LIFE IS SHORT AND BEAUTIFUL. LOVE IS ALL AROUND US AND AVAILABLE ALL TIMES. “
In October, Bridges wrote that the cancer he was fighting had actually made him “appreciate [his] mortality “and” appreciate impermanence “.
“This cancer story evokes feelings of precocity, gratitude and good old fashion. [sic] love and lots and lots of time, “Bridges wrote.” I feel it so much coming my way, and man, I appreciate it. It’s contagious, all this love, like some kind of positive virus. ”
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Meanwhile, Bridges maintained in his latest post that his ultimate goal was to be healthy enough to accompany daughter Hailey, 35, down the aisle at her wedding and hope to accompany her during the daddy dance. girl without oxygen assistance.
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âThe sound he makes reminds me of Darth Vader,â he joked and recently said he was able to train with a physiotherapist without it.