Jeff Bridges is sharing an update about his health.
The Oscar-winning actor revealed that he had been diagnosed with Lymphoma last October, telling fans that he was starting treatment and would share updates about his recovery.
In a new post on his website, Jeff said that his cancer is now in remission after months of treatment and added that his fight against cancer had been a “piece of cake” compared to his bout with COVID-19, which he contracted in January before being able to get vaccinated.
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The Big Lebowski star said that due his treatment, “The 9″ x 12″ mass has shrunk down to the size of a marble.”
In early January, he received a letter from the clinic where he was undergoing chemotherapy that said he may have been exposed to COVID-19.
“Soon after, my wife Sue and I share an ambulance to the ICU. We both got the ‘rona,” Jeff said. “Sue spends 5 days in the hospital. Me…? I’m there 5 weeks. The reason I’m there so long is because my immune system is shot from the chemo. My dance with COVID makes my cancer look like a piece of cake.”
He went on to say that the experience gave him a better appreciation of life.
“While I had moments of tremendous pain (screaming singing, a sort of moaning song all through the night) getting close to the Pearly Gates, all in all, I felt happy and joyous most of the time,” he said. “This brush with mortality has brought me a real gift — LIFE IS BRIEF AND BEAUTIFUL. LOVE IS ALL AROUND US, AND AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES.”
He added that COVID-19 is now “in the rearview mirror” and that getting vaccinated has helped alleviate some of his long-term symptoms.
“COVID kicked my ass pretty good, but I’m double vaccinated and feeling much better now,” he said. “I heard that the vaccine can help folks with long haulers. Maybe that’s the cause of my quick improvement.”
“We, (I) often want some other gift that life isn’t giving us. I mean, who would want to get cancer and COVID? Well…it turns out I would. I would because I get to learn more about love and learn things that I never would have if I never got it,” he continued.
“Here’s a FLASH I had — home is the place where a person can receive, give and learn about love,” he said. “And that place, home, is really wherever you are at any given moment, right now, for instance.”
Late last year Jeff revealed that he had shaved off all his hair and gotten a new puppy amid his cancer battle.