Actor Jeff Bridges has shared that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma. Bridges announced the news on Monday afternoon through Twitter.
“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,” he tweeted.
“I’m starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery.”
As his string of tweets continued, Bridges turned the attention away from himself and towards his fans. The legendary actor thanked his fans for their support and encouraged them all to vote.
“I’m profoundly grateful for the love and support from my family and friends. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes,” he wrote.
“And, while I have you, please remember to go vote. Because we are all in this together.”
For nearly 70 years, Bridges has starred in films and television series. Beginning in 1951 with The Company She Keeps, he has starred in a number of projects including The Last Picture Show, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot, Starman, True Grit and Hell or High Water. In 2009, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Crazy Heart.
Moving forward, Bridges is preparing to star in The Old Man on FX next year.