New York, 20 October 2020 (dpa/MIA) – Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges announced Monday that he is being treated for lymphoma.
“I have been diagnosed with lymphoma,” Bridges announced on Twitter, with a reference to “the Dude,” his character in “The Big Lebowski.” “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.”
Bridges, 70, went on to express gratitude and urge everyone to take care of one another by doing their civic duty.
“I’m profoundly grateful for the love and support from my family and friends,” he wrote. “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.”
Support and condolences poured in as well, among them from actor George Takei of “Star Trek” fame and a prolific tweeter in his own right.
“You’re a fighter,” Takei tweeted. “You can beat this.”