Critically acclaimed actor Jeff Bridges tweeted on Monday, revealing his lymphoma diagnosis to the rest of the world.
In the tweet, Bridges stated that he is very lucky to have an excellent medical team looking after him. Furthermore, he said that the prognosis was good and that he will be keeping his followers updated about his recovery.
Lymphoma is a serious form of cancer affecting the lymph system. It may also affect organs and tissues carrying, storing, and producing white blood cells. These cells protect the body against diseases.
There mainly two types of lymphoma, Hodgkin and non-Hodgkin. While the former spreads in a well-organized manner, the latter spreads erratically, as per CDC reports. Over the length of his six-decade-long career, Jeff Bridges has starred in more than 70 films. These include critically acclaimed movies like “King Kong”, “The Big Lebowski”, “Seabiscuit”, and “True Grit”.
In the 2019 Golden Globes, he received a prestigious lifetime achievement award. This award is also known as the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Every year, the award committee gives it to an individual who has made an important contribution to the entertainment industry.
Currently, Bridges is completing production work for “The Old Man”, where he also stars. The series will debut on Hulu in 20121.