In good news, treasured actor Jeff Bridges has revealed that his cancer is in remission, also stating he battled COVID-19 during chemotherapy. 

The Oscar-winning actor shared a handwritten post on his personal website detailing the positive development, as per Consequence of Sound. He had been diagnosed with lymphoma in 2020 but now “the 9 x 12 mass has shrunk down to the size of a marble,” as the 71-year-old put it.

Bridges faced an extra tough challenge when COVID-19 came along. He revealed that he caught the virus earlier this year “from the place where I’m getting my chemo infusion for the cancer.” He continued: “COVID kicked my ass pretty good, but I’m double vaccinated & feeling much better now. I heard that the vaccines can help folks with Long Haulers. Maybe that’s the cause of my quick improvement.”

The potent combination of COVID-19 and cancer left Bridges having a hard time breathing. He said that his physical therapy sessions concentrated 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.”

Elsewhere in the handwritten post, there were notes of positivity. His daughter Hayley recently got married and Bridges revealed his pride at being there for the special day. “I was able to not only walk Hay down the aisle, but to do the father/bride dance with her WITHOUT OXYGEN.”

And like a pro, Bridges ended by stating his excitement at getting back to acting. He’s set to be involved in The Old Man, a new FX show premiering next year, about a former intelligence officer living off the radar who suddenly finds himself targeted for assassination, forcing him back into a world that he’d left behind. “It’s looking’ good,” he said. “Here’s a little peek.” (see the video under his handwritten post)

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