Jeff Bridges says he has lymphoma: 'The prognosis is good … I’m starting treatment'

 Jeff Bridges visits "Extra" at Burbank Studios on December 13, 2019 in Burbank, California
Jeff Bridges visits "Extra" at Burbank Studios on December 13, 2019 in Burbank, California Photo credit Noel Vasquez/Getty Images

Jeff Bridges has been diagnosed with lymphoma, the 70-year-old actor announced Monday night.

"As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light," Bridges tweeted. "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."

He continued in a subsequent tweet, "I’m profoundly grateful for the love and support from my family and friends. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes. And, while I have you, please remember to go vote. Because we are all in this together. http://Vote.org."

Bridges is known for his roles in "True Grit," "Tron" and of course "The Big Lebowski." He won the Academy Award for Best Actor for 2009’s "Crazy Heart," receiving several other nominations and accolades along the way.

Actor Jeff Bridges poses with the Male Actor In A Leading Role award for 'Crazy Heart' in the press room at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 23, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
Actor Jeff Bridges poses with the Male Actor In A Leading Role award for 'Crazy Heart' in the press room at the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 23, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. Photo credit Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

The Los Angeles native is the son of actor Lloyd Bridges. His brother, Beau Bridges, is also an award-winning actor and director.

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