Jeff Bridges Says His Cancer Is in Remission
The actor plans to return to work on Hulu's drama series 'The Old Man' as soon as possible
Published Sep 13, 2021Last we heard from Jeff Bridges, his cancer treatment was "working beautifully," as the actor explained that his tumour had "drastically shrunk" thanks to his doctor's latest protocol. Now, Bridges has shared that he is in remission from his lymphoma diagnosis, offering a lengthy update on his website.
"My cancer is in remission," he wrote, "The '9 X 12' mass has shrunk down to the size of a marble."
In addition to his cancer update, Bridges also noted that his "COVID is in the rear view mirror." The actor explained that he and his wife likely contracted "the 'Rona" during a chemotherapy appointment in January. He noted the virus "kicked [his] ass pretty good," and that he has since been double vaccinated and is feeling better.
"I had a goal — walking my daughter, Hayley, down the aisle. We've been concentrating on getting me off the oxygen assistance, which until recently I've been needing to walk around. The sound it makes reminds me of Darth Vader," Bridges added. "I was able to not only walk Hay down the aisle, but to do the father/bride dance with her WITHOUT OXYGEN."
The actor wrapped up by saying that he intends to head back to work as soon as he is able, explaining that he is looking forward to getting back to work on Hulu's The Old Man. As Deadline reports, production on the series was shut down back in March 2020 and had just started up again when Bridges received his cancer diagnosis last fall. Production is expected to resume in early 2022.
See a clip of the series below, where you can also find Bridges' full update.