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Jeff Bridges Reveals His Cancer Is In 'Remission' Nearly One Year After Diagnosis, Actor Says He's 'Excited' To Return To Work

Sep. 13 2021, Published 4:53 p.m. ET

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Jeff Bridges revealed his cancer is “remission.”

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The Hollywood legend shared a handwritten note via his website on Monday, September 13, saying his one-time “9-inch x 12-inch” mass “has shrunk down to the size of a marble.”

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Although his outlook is bright now, he detailed how his road to recovery hit a bumpy patch after he and wife contracted COVID-19 earlier this year while he was undergoing chemotherapy.

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“COVID kicking my ass good, but I am double vaccinated and feeling much better now,” he shared in a previously unpublished post. The True Grit star explained that through his battle he experienced “moments of tremendous pain” but overall “felt happy and joyous most of the time.”

The 71-year-old actor continued: “This brush with mortality has brought me a real gift. Life is brief [and] beautiful. Love is all around us, & available all times. It’s a matter of opening ourselves to receive the gift.”

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He noted that his cancer and COVID diagnosis gave him the chance to “learn more about love” and “learn things that I never would have if I never got it.”

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“Here’s a FLASH I had — home is the place where a person can receive, give and learn about love,” he said, reflecting on life. “And that place, home, is really wherever you are at any given moment, right now, for instance.”

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In October 2020, the dad-of-three — Isabelle, Jessica, and Hayley — shared the heartbreaking news that he'd been diagnosed with lymphoma.

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Thanks to his hard work and determination to attend his daughter Hayley’s wedding, he explained how he pushed himself to reach a milestone for the big day.

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“I had a goal — walking my daughter Hayley down the aisle,” the doting dad wrote. “She was getting married to a wonderful guy, Justin Shane. Thanks to Zach [Wermers] and my terrific medical team, I was able to, not only walk Hay down the aisle, but do the father/bride dance with her without oxygen.”

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The Big Lebowski alum also shared he is “excited” to be returning to work on his upcoming Hulu series, The Old Man, and shared a sneak peek on his site.

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