HOLLYWOOD (CNN/CNN Newsource/WKRC) - Jeff Bridges has opened up about his battle with cancer and COVID-19.
In an interview with AARP Magazine, the actor said he felt what seemed like a bone in his stomach while on a break from shooting "The Old Man." He got it checked out at the urgency of his wife, and discovered that he had lymphoma.
Chemotherapy to treat the nine-by-twelve inch tumor left the 73-year-old worn down. Then, he got COVID. Bridges said that led to a five-week hospitalization, and that it was worse than the cancer.
Things have been headed in a better direction, however, and Bridges told the publication that the tumor is now the size of a marble.
He is now back to shooting season two of "The Old Man."
Bridges is a seasoned actor, known for his roles in hit films like "Marvel's Iron Man," "King Kong," "The Big Lebowski," and "Tron," to name a few.