Oscar winner Jeff Bridges diagnosed with lymphoma

Academy-award winner Jeff Bridges, known for his role in the 1998 film "The Big Lebowski", has been diagnosed with lymphoma.

Bridges used the signature voice of his character "The Dude" from the cult-classic film to disclose his condition on social media.

The 70-year-old went on to say he is starting treatment for the condition and that the "prognosis is good."

His illustrious career has seen him nominated seven-times for an Oscar, winning the award in 2010 for his role as a country musician in "Crazy Heart".

A veteran of the industry and from a prominent Hollywood family, Bridges is known for his laid-back personality.

He has acted in critically acclaimed movies such as “Tron”, "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot", "The Fisher King", and the Coen brothers' remake of "True Grit".

In recent years he also played the villain in the first instalment of the Marvel franchise "Iron Man" opposite Robert Downey Jr.

The actor thanked his well-wishers and promised to keep everyone posted on his recovery.

Video Transcript

- Academy Award winner, Jeff Bridges, known for his role in the 1998 film, The Big Lebowski, has been diagnosed with lymphoma. Bridges used the signature voice of his character, the Dude, from the cult classic film to disclose his condition on social media. The 70-year-old went on to say he's starting treatment for the condition, and that the prognosis is good. His illustrious career has seen him nominated seven times for an Oscar, winning the award in 2010 for his role as a country musician in Crazy Heart.

A veteran of the industry and from a prominent Hollywood family, Bridges is known for his laid back personality. He has acted in critically acclaimed movies such as Tron, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, The Fisher King, and the Coen brothers remake of True Grit. In recent years he also played the villain in the first installment of the Marvel franchise, Iron Man, opposite Robert Downey Jr. The actor thanked his well-wishers and promised to keep everyone posted on his recovery.