Press "Enter" to skip to content

Jeff Bridges battles COVID-19 while being treated for cancer

Bridges was identified with Lymphoma and had been going via therapy when he caught the virus. The actor stated he’s vaccinated.

Actor Jeff Bridges stated Monday that he has recovered from COVID-19, saying being vaccinated could have contributed to his fast recovery. He additionally gave an replace on his months-long battle with cancer.

Bridges, 71, who has been present process remedies since he was identified with lymphoma final year, stated Monday that his cancer is in remission. The actor wrote a message posted on his website {that a} 9-inch by 12-inch mass “has shrunk down to the size of a marble.”

Bridges stated he has been working together with his medical staff on stopping the oxygen help that he says he has wanted to stroll round till just lately. 

“I had a goal — walking my daughter Hayley down the aisle,” Bridges stated. Thanking his medical staff, he stated “I was able to not only walk Hay down the aisle, but do the father/bride dance without oxygen.” He included a video of the dance.

Bridges additionally stated that COVID “kicked my ass pretty good” however that it’s within the rear view mirror.” He credits being “double vaccinated” as a part of why he improved rapidly from the virus. It’s not clear from his put up if he meant he obtained two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines to be totally vaccinated, or if he is been totally vaccinated twice.

Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is a part of the way in which the physique fights germs, in accordance with the Mayo Clinic. The two principal kinds of lymphoma are Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“Lymphoma treatment may involve chemotherapy, immunotherapy medications, radiation therapy, a bone marrow transplant or some combination of these,” the Mayo Clinic stated.

Men over the age of 55 are among the many increased threat teams for growing lymphoma.

Bridges’ performing credit embody “The Big Lebowski,” “True Grit,” “Starman,” “Iron Man” and “The Last Picture Show.” His flip as a rustic singer in “Crazy Heart” gained him the Oscar for finest actor in 2010.