In a way only he could do it, Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges in his Dude persona introduced Monday that he is ill with lymphoma.
“As the Dude would say … New S**T has arrive to mild,” the 70-calendar year-old actor tweeted, referring to his starring part as a sweet stoner in the Coen brothers’ California cult traditional “The Huge Lebowski.”
“I have been identified with Lymphoma,” he revealed. “Although it is a severe disease, I truly feel fortuitous that I have a excellent team of medical practitioners and the prognosis is excellent.”
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic procedure, which consists of bone marrow and lymph nodes, and is aspect of the body’s germ-combating network. Treatment ordinarily consists of chemotherapy and radiation.
Bridges thanked men and women for their “prayers and wishes” and explained he was “grateful for his good friends and relatives.”
He included: “While I have you, be sure to keep in mind to go vote. Since we are all in this jointly. Vote.org.”
He signed the tweet: “Love Jeff.”
Bridges, next son of the late actor Lloyd Bridges, made his movie debut in the early 1970s. He has been nominated for Oscars seven times in a busy career that incorporated “The Final Picture Display,” “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot,” “Starman,” “The Incredible Baker Boys,” “The Fisher King,” “Correct Grit,” “The Giver,” and “Hell or Substantial H2o.”
He nabbed an Oscar in 2010 for his functionality as a place singer battling alcoholism in “Crazy Coronary heart.”
Bridges was bombarded on Twitter with quotes from “The Massive Lebowski,” guidelines and inspirational messages from lymphoma survivors. Extended-time New York Periods film critic Janet Maslin advised Bridges he “made the earth a far better location … thanks for getting the stunning man you are and lighting up our screens since you were being a child.”
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