Jeff Bridges Gives Health Update: 'My Cancer Is In Remission'

By Katrina Nattress

September 13, 2021

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Jeff Bridges' cancer is in remission!

On Monday (September 13), The Big Lebowski star shared the good news in a handwritten note on his website. “My cancer is in remission,” he wrote. “The 9" x 12" mass” has shrunk down to the size of a marble.”

Unfortunately, the actor shared some not-so-good news, too. While undergoing treatment, he contracted COVID-19 “from the place where I’m getting my chemo infusion for the cancer.”

“COVID kicked my a** pretty good, but I’m double vaccinated & feeling much better now," he assured readers. "I heard that the vaccines can help folks with Long Haulers. Maybe that’s the cause of my quick improvement.”

However, the 71-year-old is still having a hard time breathing. “We’ve been concentrating on getting me off the oxygen assistance, which until recently I’ve been needing to walk around," he wrote before making a quick joke. "The sound it makes reminds me of Darth Vader.”

While there's good days and bad days, Bridges shared that he had an exceptionally good day when his daughter Hayley recently got married. “I was able to not only walk Hay down the aisle, but to do the father/bride dance with her WITHOUT OXYGEN,” he wrote with pride.

Bridges first revealed his lymphoma diagnosis nearly a year ago and his been giving fans health updates ever since.

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