Jeff Bridges announces Lymphoma diagnosis

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Photo credit: Joe Scarnici for Variety - Getty Images
Photo credit: Joe Scarnici for Variety - Getty Images

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Jeff Bridges has revealed on social media that he has been diagnosed with Lymphoma.

The iconic actor, who played Obadiah Stane in Marvel's first MCU movie Iron Man, said that his "prognosis is good" amid his battle with the cancer, which affects the lymph system.

Echoing his character The Dude from The Big Lebowski, the Oscar-winner tweeted: "As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light.

Photo credit: Joe Scarnici for Variety - Getty Images
Photo credit: Joe Scarnici for Variety - Getty Images

"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. 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. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes," Bridges added, as he also encouraged people to vote in the upcoming US election.

He has since received a flood of well wishes, including from Star Trek actor George Takei, who tweeted: "You're a fighter. You can beat this."

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

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Bridges is best known for his role in the likes of The Big Lebowski, Tron and True Grit, and is of course recognisable to Marvel fans as Stane/Iron Monger, the first major villain in the MCU. In 2010, he won the Best Actor Academy Award for Crazy Heart.

Last year, he reprised his role as The Dude from the cult Coen Brothers movie for an ad campaign by beer company Stella Artois and water charity promoting access to clean water to people across the world.

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