Jeff Bridges has revealed he has been diagnosed with lymphoma.
The Hollywood actor, 70, took to Twitter to confirm his diagnosis and insisted his prognosis is ‘good’, as he thanked his family and friends for all their support.
Lymphoma is a cancer that begins in infection fighting cells of the body’s immune system.
Jeff, who is famed for being in movies such as The Big Lebowski, Hell or High Water and True Grit, tweeted: ‘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.’
Jeff told fans he is ‘profoundly grateful’ for the love and support of those close to him, while urging his followers to go out and vote ahead of the US presidential election next month.
He tweeted: ‘I’m profoundly grateful for the love and support from my family and friends. 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. http://Vote.org Love, Jeff.’
The star was inundated with messages of support, including from Avengers star Mark Ruffalo who reached out to Jeff and tweeted: ‘Sending you so much love, man.’
Fans last saw Golden-Globe winner Jeff appear in movie Bad Times at the El Royale in 2018. He also voiced documentary Living In The Future’s Past the same year.
He is set to star in upcoming series The Old Man as David Chase, which is set to premiere on FX Hulu in 2020.
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