The Oscar-winning actor, who first spoke about his diagnosed with lymphoma last October, announced on Monday that her cancer is in remission. Additionally, Bridges, 71, revealed he was on the road to recovery after positive test for coronavirus earlier this year, which he said made “cancer look like a piece of cake.”
“My cancer is in remission – the 9×12 mass is reduced to the size of a marble,” the “The Big Lebowski” star wrote on her website.
“My COVID is in the rearview mirror,” he added. “Covid kicked my ass pretty well, but I’m doubly vaccinated and I’m feeling a lot better … maybe that’s the cause of my rapid improvement.”
Bridges explained that he needed oxygen assistance to walk as he battled COVID-19. But with the help of his physiotherapist, Zach Wermers, and his healthcare team, he didn’t need them anymore.
In fact, Bridges has said he’s determined to improve his health so that he can celebrate the wedding of his 35-year-old daughter, Haley Roselouise Bridges.
“I had one goal: to walk my daughter Hayley down the aisle,” he explained. “She was marrying a wonderful guy, Justin Shane. Thanks to Zach and my wonderful medical team, I was able to not only walk Hay down the aisle, but also make the father / bride dance with her without oxygen.”
Bridges posted a heartwarming video of him and Haley dancing at his wedding to Ray Charles’ hit song, “Ain’t That Love”.
According to the “Crazy Heart” actor, he and his wife, Susan Geston, have been exposed to COVID-19 in January while receiving chemotherapy treatments for his cancer. He explained that his wife was hospitalized for five days, while he was there for five weeks.
“The reason I’m here so long is because my immune system is knocked down by the chemo,” he wrote on his website in March. “My dancing with Covid makes my cancer look like a piece of cake.”
Bridges admitted he had “moments of tremendous pain” and found himself “screaming and singing, a sort of mourning song all night long.”
But despite his experience, he said, “Overall, I felt cheerful and happy most of the time. This contact with mortality has brought me a real gift – life is short and beautiful. L love is all around us, and available @ all times. “
Read his full article on his latest health update here.