American actor, Jeff Bridges has shared update on his cancer following his recovery from non-Hodgkin lymphoma and a significant case of COVID-19 in 2021.
According to a recent cover article for AARP magazine, Bridges was taking a vacation from his television show “The Old Man” when he “was doing some exercises while on the ground and felt what seemed like a bone in my stomach.”
Bridges’ wife, Susan Geston, suggested he get checked out, but he was afraid to go because he wasn’t in pain.
“I’m hiking and feeling great. My shins really itch, and I think, Oh, I just got, you know, dry skin,” Bridges recalled. “Then I had night sweats, but thought, That’s just hot summer nights. It turns out those are lymphoma symptoms.”
Bridges said that his tumor has now shrunked “to the size of a marble,” that he has recovered from Covid, and that he is currently filming Season 2 of “The Old Man.”
“I didn’t think I’d ever work again, really,” he recalled. “So at first I said, ‘Well, we’ll see.’ But eventually that became, ‘Maybe I can.’ I have to admit that I was still frightened of going back to work. Then I began to think of my recovery as a gift being presented.”