Jeff Bridges says his tumor has ‘drastically shrunk’ following lymphoma diagnosis

January 15, 2021

Jeff Bridges shared a health update amid his ongoing battle with lymphoma.

After revealing his cancer diagnosis last fall, the 71-year-old has now disclosed his tumor has decreased in size, reported USA Today.

"January 6th I go in for a CAT scan to see if my new protocol is shrinking my tumor," the Oscar winner wrote on his official website. "Turns out it's working beautifully. The thing has drastically shrunk. I come home elated with the news."

The day of Bridges’ medical appointment also happened to be when pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol. “The Big Lebowski” star reflected on the events in Washington, D.C.

"To see our country attacking itself broke my heart," he added. "A question rose in me – what's an individual to do in a situation like this? My mentor, (late artist) Rozzell Sykes, came to mind. His mantra was BE LOVE."

In October, Bridges first announced he had 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," the “Tron” actor wrote on Twitter. "I’m starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery."

He routinely updates fans on his cancer prognosis and in December shared he had shaved his head.

“Here’s the latest," Bridges captioned a photo on Instagram. "Feeling good. Shaved my head. Got a puppy - Monty. Had a Birthday - 71, man.”

On December 31st, he maintained his positive attitude while offering year-end well wishes.

“May we dream together of the kind of world we’d like to live in & make these dreams come true through our actions,” Bridges captioned a photo alongside his wife of more than 40 years, Susan Geston, and their pup. “Wishing everyone a Happy New Year!"

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