Jeff Bridges, at the premiere of his FX series, “The Old Man,” gave the world an update on his health after nearly two hectic years in which he battled both cancer and COVID, the latter of which he said was harder to face.
“That made my cancer look like nothing,” the “Big Lebowski” star, 72, told Entertainment Tonight, adding that chemotherapy “stripped” him of his immune system. “And then I got COVID on top of it. That was just… wiped me out.”
“It all seems like a bizarre dream,” said the Oscar winner, noting that work on the show started nearly three years ago already. “But I’m back, feeling great.”
Bridges in October 2020 revealed his lymphoma diagnosis: “As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light. … Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good.”
The following January, he shared the happy news that his tumor had “drastically shrunk.” Earlier this year, in March, following the confirmation of his remission, he said he was feeling “terrific.”
source: New York Daily News