Jeff Bridges has been diagnosed with cancer

The actor, who was diagnosed with lymphoma, shared that his prognosis is good.

Actor Jeff Bridges announced on Monday that he has been diagnosed with cancer.

In an announcement on social media, the “Big Lebowski” actor didn’t mince words about the seriousness of his diagnosis.

With a nod to one of his signature characters, Bridges began his statement by writing, “As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light.”

PHOTO: (FILES) In this file photo taken on January 28, 2017 US actor Jeff Bridges arrives on the red carpet for the 2017 Producers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 28, 2017 US actor Jeff Bridges arrives on the red carpet for the 2017 Producers Guild Awards at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. – US actor Jeff Bridges announced on Twitter on October 19, 2020 that he has been diagnosed with Lymphoma.

“I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma,” he continued. “Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good.”

Bridges confirmed that he started treatment and he will “keep you posted on my recovery.”

The Academy Award-winning actor, 70, extended his sincerest gratitude to all those that have rallied around him, writing that he’s “profoundly grateful for the love and support from my family and friends.” He ended his statement by encouraging people to vote on Nov. 3.

“We are all in this together,” he stated.

Lymphoma is cancer of the body’s lymphatic system, which helps fight germs according to the Mayo Clinic. The organization added that treatment for the disease varies, but may involve chemotherapy, immunotherapy medications, radiation therapy, a bone marrow transplant or some combination thereof.

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