Jeff Bridges Thought He Wouldn’t Work After Fighting Cancer and Covid

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Jeff Bridges has opened on his cancer and Covid struggle, showing that he didn’t think he would work again after the ordeal.

The 72-year-old actor was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2020 while working on the FX drama series The Old Man.

He then contracted Covid-19 while receiving cancer treatment.

The Oscar winner opened on an episode of The one show to hosts Alex Jones and Jermaine Yen about his inspiring health struggles.

‘I didn’t, I would go back to work. I thought, “Oh, come on, you can’t do that,” said the Big Lebowski actor.

“So you never know what life has in store for you.”

Jeff compared his return to working on The Old Man after his health problems to “a bizarre dream.”

The star spoke about his battle with cancer and Covid-19 until 2020 (Picture: BBC)
His interview has been praised by fans of The One Show (Picture: BBC)

He also spoke of the opportunity to walk his daughter, Hayley, down the aisle and dance with her at her 2021 wedding, to which the hosts and Graham Norton, who shared the famed BBC couch with Jeff, said everyone should attend. have been in tears.

In 2021, the award-winning Hollywood heavyweight revealed his cancer was in remission.

In a handwritten update on his website, Jeff wrote, “My cancer is in remission. The mass of 9” x 12” has shrunk to the size of a marble.’

He added that Covid had “kicked my ass pretty good,” but said: “I’ve been doubly vaccinated and feel much better now. I’ve heard the vaccine can help people with long haulers. Maybe that’s the reason for my rapid improvement.’

He said he could let his daughter Hayley walk down the aisle and dance with her on her wedding day (Picture: BBC)

“I worked out with a great therapist, Zack Wermers. We focused on getting me off the oxygen aid, which until recently I needed to walk around.

“The sound it makes reminds me of Darth Vader.

“I had a goal: to have my daughter Hayley walk down the aisle. She got married to a great guy, Justin Shane.

“Thanks to Zach and my wonderful medical team, I was able to not only walk Hay down the aisle, but also have the dad/bride dance with her without oxygen.”

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After his recovery, Jeff returned to filming The Old Man, which will be released in the UK on… Disney Plus on Sept 28.

The official synopsis for the show reads: ‘The Old Man revolves around Dan Chase, who disappeared from the CIA decades ago and has lived off the net ever since.

“When a hit man arrives and tries to take out Chase, the old cop learns he must now reconcile his past to secure his future.”

In the original drama series, Jeff will play the role of Dan Chase, starring Amy Brenneman, Alia Shawkat, John Lithgow, Bill Heck, Leem Lubany, Noor Razooky and Gbenga Akinnagbe.

The Old Man is coming to Disney Plus on September 28.

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