Jeff Bridges 'elated' as he reveals his tumour has 'drastically shrunk'

Julia Hunt
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Jeff Bridges at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association press conference for "Bad Times at the El Royale" at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on September 23, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Yoram Kahana/Shooting Star/Sipa USA) *** NO TABLOID PUBLICATIONS IN THE USA ***
Jeff Bridges (Shooting Star/Sipa USA)

Jeff Bridges has told fans he feels “elated” after discovering that his tumour has “drastically shrunk”.

The Big Lebowski star, 71, was diagnosed with lymphoma last year and has been sharing his progress with his followers on social media.

In his latest post on his website, the Hollywood star said tests have shown that his treatment is working “beautifully”.

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“I go in for a CAT scan to see if my new protocol is shrinking my tumour,” he wrote.

“Turns out it’s working beautifully.

“The thing has drastically shrunk.

“I come home elated with the news.”

However, Bridges went on to say that when he got home after hearing the news he was heartbroken to see the rioting at the US Capitol.

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He said: “I turn on the TV to find out what’s going on in the world, and… well… I don’t have to tell you what’s going on.

“To see our country attacking itself broke my heart.

“A question rose in me – what’s an individual to do in a situation like this? My mentor Rozzell Sykes came to mind. His manta (sic) was ‘Be love’.”

The star revealed in October that he had been diagnosed with the illness, telling fans at the time that his prognosis was “good”.

Referencing his Big Lebowski character, he wrote: “As the Dude would say... New S**T has come to light.

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“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.”

ASC Board of Governors Award honoree Jeff Bridges accepts his award at the 33rd annual ASC Awards and The American Society of Cinematographers 100th Anniversary Celebration at the Ray Dolby Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland, Saturday, February 9, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Danny Moloshok/imageSPACE / SIPA USA)
Jeff Bridges (Danny Moloshok/imageSPACE / SIPA USA)

The star added that he was “profoundly grateful for the love and support” from his friends and family.

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