“As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light,” he wrote on Instagram and Twitter, referencing his role in The Big Lebowski. “I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma. Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good. I’m starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery.”
“I’m profoundly grateful for the love and support from my family and friends,” he continued. “Thank you for your prayers and well wishes. And, while I have you, please remember to go vote. Because we are all in this together. Vote.org. Love, Jeff.”
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system. Bridges did not indicate what type of lymphoma he has.
Bridges will next be seen in The Old Man, a series based on the novel by Thomas Perry, which is set to debut on FX on Hulu in 2021. He is also an executive producer on the project, which is being produced by Touchstone Television and FX Productions.
In a statement to ET following the news, FX, Touchstone Television, Hulu and FX Productions wished Bridges a full recovery.
“Our thoughts go out to Jeff and his family during this challenging time and they have our love and support," the statement said. "We wish him a safe and full recovery. And, as Jeff always says, ‘We are all in this together.’ Jeff, we are all in this together with you.”
Bridges also received well-wishes from several celebrities, including Patricia Arquette, who responded to the actor’s tweet with, “Sending you and your family love and healing.”
Her sister, Rosanna Arquette, sent love to Bridges moments later. “Love to you and the whole family dear Jeff,” she wrote. “You will get through this and you will be ok. God bless you.”
As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light.
I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma. Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good.
I’m starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery.