Jeff Bridges announced Monday night that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma, a type of cancer. The Oscar-winning actor, best known for his roles in films such as “The Big Lebowski” and “Hell or High Water,” said he is undergoing treatment and “the prognosis is good.”
“I’ve been diagnosed with lymphoma,” Bridges said on Twitter after quoting his iconic “The Big Lebowski” character, The Dude. “Although it is a serious illness, I feel lucky to have a large team of doctors and the prognosis is good. I am starting treatment and will keep you updated on my cure.”
The 70-year-old actor added that he is “deeply grateful for the love and support of my family and friends.” He gave no further details about his diagnosis.
Bridges also urged fans to vote in the upcoming election, writing: “we are all in this.”
Bridges’ career has spanned four decades, starring in dozens of films, including “True Grit,” “Tron” and “Iron Man.” He is nominated for more than 100 awards according to his IMDB profile. Bridges has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor three times and took the Oscar in 2010 for playing the washed-up, alcoholic country singer Otis Blake in the movie “Crazy Heart.” He also has four best supporting Oscar nominations, but no wins in that category.