Entertainment News
The No. 1 Source For Breaking Music, Film, and TV Headlines

Jeff Bridges Diagnosed with Lymphoma

on October 19, 2020, 9:09pm

Jeff Bridges has been diagnosed with lymphoma.

The 70-year-old actor announced the news on Twitter on Monday evening. “As the Dude would say… New sh– has come to light,” he started his post, making a light-hearted reference to his beloved character in The Big Lebowski.

“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,” Bridges continued. “I’m starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery.”

In follow-up tweet, Bridges thanked his family and friends for their “love and support”, and encouraged his fans to vote in the upcoming election. “And, while I have you, please remember to go vote. Because we are all in this together,” he wrote alongside a link to Vote.org.


Lymphoma is a type of cancer that develops in a body’s lymphatic system and attacks its immune system cells. There are two types of lymphoma: Hodgkin’s lymphoma is considered one of the most treatable cancers, with more than 90% of patients surviving more than five years. Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is typically not diagnosed until it has reached a more advanced stage, but it’s still treatable and about 70% of diagnosed patients survive five years or more.

Our best wishes are with Bridges and his family.