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Oscar winning actor Jeff Bridges has been diagnosed with Cancer

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Jeff Bridges, an Oscar-winning actor best known for his role in The Big Lebowski through his Twitter handle has confirmed that he is suffering from Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphatic system.

He tweeted, “As the Dude would say… New S**T has come to light. 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.’’

In a follow-up tweet to the announcement that he has cancer, Bridges appreciates the love and support from his family and friends.

He implores his followers on Twitter to remember and go vote in the November 3rd US elections.

70-year-old Bridges is a Seven-time Oscar nominee and has a string of famous films under his belt, and has won an Oscar in 2009 for his role in Crazy Heart.

He has made other notable appearances in Starman (1984), The Fisher King (1991), Tron (1972), and Iron Man (2008). He is currently starring in the FX drama series The Old Man, marking his long-awaited return to the TV screen.

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