Jeff Bridges, 71, is 'elated' after doctors tell him his tumor's 'drastically shrunk'

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Jeff Bridges, 71, is ‘elated’ after doctors tell him his tumor’s ‘drastically shrunk’ … amid his cancer battle

  • Bridges, 71, first revealed his cancer diagnosis October 19 on social media
  • He has lymphoma, which is a cancer of the lymphatic system 
  • The Oscar-winner returned to his home ‘elated with the news’ 
  • He said he was heartbroken after learning of news of the riots in the U.S. Capitol 

Jeff Bridges is making progress in his battle with lymphatic cancer.

The Big Lebowski star, 71, said in a statement on his website that a ‘new protocol’ he’s under in his health battle seems to be a success.

‘I go in for CAT scan to see if my new protocol is shrinking my tumor,’ the Oscar winner said. ‘Turns out it’s working beautifully. The thing has drastically shrunk.’

The latest: Jeff Bridges, 71, said in a statement on his website that a 'new protocol' he's under in his health battle with lymphoma seems to be working, having shrunken a tumor. The beloved actor was pictured with his wife Susan earlier this month

The latest: Jeff Bridges, 71, said in a statement on his website that a ‘new protocol’ he’s under in his health battle with lymphoma seems to be working, having shrunken a tumor. The beloved actor was pictured with his wife Susan earlier this month

The Hollywood veteran, of films such as Crazy Heart, Starman, The Last Picture Show and True Grit, said he returned to his home ‘elated with the news.’

Bridges said that his mood took a swing downward after learning of news of the deadly riots in the U.S. Capitol.

‘I turn on the TV to find out what’s going in the world, and….well…I don’t have to you what’s goin’ on,’ Bridges said. ‘To see our country attacking itself broke my heart.’

Bridges said introspection led him to familiarity source of inspiration amid the deadly day, which saw extremists breach the U.S. Capitol in a protest against 2020 election results.

Moving forward: The Oscar-winner said a tumor 'has drastically shrunk' under a new health protocol

Moving forward: The Oscar-winner said a tumor ‘has drastically shrunk’ under a new health protocol 

The Big Lebowski actor, pictured in 2017, has kept fans in the loop on his cancer battle

The Big Lebowski actor, pictured in 2017, has kept fans in the loop on his cancer battle

‘A question rose in me – what’s an individual to do in a situation like this?’ Bridges said. ‘My mentor, Rozzell Sykes, came to mind. His mantra was Be Love.’

He shared multiple works of the late Sykes, a Los Angeles based artist who died in 1994, further down on his page.

Bridges opened up about his cancer diagnosis October 19 on social media.

‘As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light,’ Bridges said, quoting a line from Lebowski. ‘I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma.

Bridges has opened up about his cancer diagnosis on social media

Bridges has opened up about his cancer diagnosis on social media 

‘Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good. I’m starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery. I’m profoundly grateful for the love and support from my family and friends.’

He added, ‘Thank you for your prayers and well wishes … Love, Jeff.’

He later said that he was grateful for the well-wishes he’d received amid his prognosis: ‘I want to thank you all for reaching out during this time, it feels good getting all the well wishes and love!’

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