Jeff Bridges says cancer is making him ‘appreciate my mortality,' shares treatment update

Jami Ganz, New York Daily News
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Jeff Bridges is giving fans an update on his health shortly after announcing his cancer diagnosis.

“I want to thank you all for reaching out during this time,” the “Big Lebowski” star, 70, tweeted Thursday afternoon, along with a snap of him posing during treatment. He announced last week that he has Lymphoma.

“It feels good getting all the well wishes and love!” he continued, before sharing a link to the “Latest” section of his website, which will feature future updates.

"New s--t has come to light – I’ve got cancer,” reads the page, which features the same photo and calls back to Bridges' announcement last week.

“But, that’s not the only new s--t that’s come to light... This cancer thing is bringing on feelings of preciousness, & gratitude, & good old fashion love, & lots of it, big time,” wrote the actor, thanking those who’ve contacted him. “It’s contagious, all this love, like some kind of positive virus.”

The “True Grit” actor went on to say cancer is making him “appreciate my mortality. ... I’m realizing if I have s--t to share, now’s the time.”

Bridges kicked presented the “1st batch of things” he hopes to share, doodles that read, “We need you. Don’t you love where we live? All in this together. Trees, man gotta take care of our trees, they’re us."

Bridges said he intends to share more of his perspectives on the site and hopes to work with readers “in creating a beautiful life & world for all of us.”

On Oct. 19, the Oscar winner took to social media to share his diagnosis.

“As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light,” Bridges wrote in a two-part Twitter thread, hearkening back to iconic “Lebowski” role.

“Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good,” said the “Hell or High Water” star. “I’m starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery.”

In a follow-up tweet, the “Crazy Heart” actor said he’s “profoundly grateful” for his loved ones' support and thanked fans for their “prayers and well wishes,” before reminding people of their civic duty.

“While I have you, please remember to go vote,” said Bridges. “Because we’re all in this together."


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