Jeff Bridges was recently diagnosed with cancer and has now gone into remission. The actor announced his cancer diagnosis publicly in October 2020 and was instantly showered with good wishes and prayers from admirers all around the world.
Although it is a terrible condition, he feel lucky that he have a superb team of specialists and the prognosis is positive, he tweeted to his admirers.
He kept his admirers up to speed on his progress while he battled cancer. After celebrating his 71st birthday in December 2020, the actor stated that he has been “feeling fantastic.”
While undergoing treatment for cancer, the actor tested positive for Covid-19. Susan Geston, his wife, also tested positive.
Fighting the virus while still receiving cancer therapy at an older age is extremely taxing on the body. And, despite putting on a brave front for his fans so as not to alarm anyone, the actor was in pain.
Now, in January 2022, after making his comeback to Hollywood and regaining his health, the actor has opened up about the difficulties he has had over the previous two years.
He received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. Longtime friend and Big Lebowski co-star John Goodman presented him with the prize. The prize was given in memory of his late dad, Lloyd Bridges.
The actor was so overcome by his victory that he forgot to deliver all of the planned statements. Later, in the press room after the event, when he had a chance to collect his breath and compose his thoughts, he revealed some shocking revelations.
The 73-year-old actor expressed that he he was sick for two years – with cancer and COVID and when he talked about his family that he wish to thank them for their help at that difficult moment. He went on to say, he didn’t believe he was going to make it at all, let alone get back to work.
Jeff Bridges Wins Critics Choice Lifetime Achievement Award On Late Father's Birthday
After being celebrated with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 Critics' Choice Awards, Jeff Bridges reflects on receiving the special honour on his late father, Lloyd Bridges', birthdayPosted by ET Canada on Sunday, 15 January 2023
Fighting not only cancer but also Covid-19 must have taken a significant toll on his physical and emotional wellbeing. Despite this, he overcame his diagnosis and defeated the illness. And the actor is now back at work!
We are overjoyed for Jeff Bridges. He is now fully recovered and doing great. We’re excited to see him again on film.