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Jeff Bridges Reveals Cancer Diagnosis, Thanks Fans for Prayers

Jeff Bridges says he is being treated for lymphoma and his prognosis is good.

According to the Mayo Clinic, lymphoma “is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the body’s germ-fighting network.”

The 70-year-old actor channeled his “The Dude” character from “The Big Lebowski” in a statement on social media about the diagnosis Monday evening.

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“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,” Bridges shared.

He expressed gratitude to his family, friends and medical team and promised to keep fans posted on his recovery.

“Thank you for your prayers and well wishes,” Bridges added.

Bridges is a seven-time Oscar nominee known for his roles in “Starman,” “True Grit,” “The Last Picture Show” and many other films.

He won an Academy Award in 2010 for “Crazy Heart” and was most recently nominated for playing a grizzled lawman in “Hell or High Water.”

The affable Bridges is considered Hollywood royalty, the son of actors Lloyd and Dorothy Bridges, who both died in 1998.

Bridges recently released a new line of eco-friendly guitars.

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Bridges is also a musician and performs with his band “Jeff Bridges & the Abiders.”

The Oscar winner teamed up with a company out of Bend, Oregon, called Breedlove Guitars, to produce the signature line.

“I’ve been wanting to make a signature guitar for a while, because I wanted to put that logo ‘All in This Together’ on a guitar,” Bridges said.

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“I think that’s where it’s all at — we’re all in this together, not only our families and our loved ones, but even guys who think philosophically completely different from us.”

“We’re also in it together with the trees. The trees supply all our oxygen. We’ve got to take care of them, and they’ll take care of us. That’s the whole reason for the guitar and how it came about.”

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