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16 December 2020 10:44

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Jeff Bridges reveals shaved head, says he's 'feeling good' amid cancer treatment

Jeff Bridges, smiling with a recently shaved head and a new puppy, posted a simple message on Instagram to let fans know how he's doing in his battle with cancer. Bridges writes: "Here's the latest: • Feeling good • Shaved my head • Got a puppy – Monty • Had a Birthday – 71, man." (See his post below.) In addition to the Instagram message, Bridges updated his website with entreaties to support musicians during the Covid shutdown and the No Kid Hungry organization. The actor revealed in October that he'd been diagnosed with lymphoma and was undergoing treatment. His latest message follows up on a pledge he made after disclosing his diagnosis: "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." (CNN) Jeff Bridges has offered an update two months after he announced he has lymphoma.

Bridges sported a newly shaved head. "Here's the latest: • Feeling good • Shaved my head • Got a puppy - Monty • Had a Birthday - 71, man," the caption reads. "The Big Lebowski" star revealed in October that he was battling the cancer. Jeff Bridges has shared a health update following his cancer diagnosis. The veteran actor, who starred in The Big Lebowski, True Grit and more took to Instagram to post a photo while undergoing treatment for lymphoma.

"Here's the latest: Feeling good, Shaved my head, Got a puppy – Monty, Had a Birthday – 71, man," Bridges wrote on social media, alongside a photo. First announcing the news on social media, Bridges wrote: "As the Dude would say.. Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good," he said. "I'm starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery. Jeff Bridges later thanked fans on social media for their support, saying "it feels good getting all the well wishes and love".

The actor shared a new website on which he will be posting an online journal of his health updates. "This cancer thing is bringing on feelings of preciousness, and gratitude, and good old fashion love, and lots of it, big time," he wrote. "I'm feeling so much of it comin' my way, and man, I appreciate it. It's contagious, all this love, like some kind of positive virus." The actor, who revealed in October that he had been diagnosed with lymphoma, took to Instagram Monday to give fans an update on his condition. "Here's the latest," he wrote.

"Feeling good. Got a puppy - Monty. Had a Birthday - 71, man," Bridges, whose birthday is Dec. 4, wrote, along with a photo of him relaxing with a new pooch on his lap. The post also directed followers to go to his website, where he added more information. Music — we need it, man & all our musicians are having a hell of a time making a living these days w/ the COVID deal – No venues can't play anywhere," he wrote.

(Bridges famously played Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski in the 1998 cult classic "The Big Lebowski.") Bridges last gave an update at the end of October, some two weeks after announcing his diagnosis. "This cancer thing is bringing on feelings of preciousness, & gratitude, & good old fashion love, & lots of it, big time. I'm feeling so much of it comin' my way, & man, I appreciate it," he wrote. "It's contagious, all this love, like some kind of positive virus. It feels good, getting all the well wishes & love!" Jeff Bridges has given fans an update on his health while he undergoes treatment for cancer. The 71-year-old actor revealed he had been diagnosed with Lymphoma in October. "Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good," he wrote in a statement shared on Instagram. "I'm starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery," he added. Now, Bridges has revealed that his treatment is progressing well and that he has shaved his head and bought a new puppy. "Here's the latest," he wrote in the caption before listing a series of bullet points. INDY/ LIFE Newsletter Be inspired with the latest lifestyle trends every week Please enter your email address Please enter a valid email address Please enter a valid email address SIGN UP Thanks for signing up to the INDY/LIFE newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} The Independent would like to keep you informed about offers, events and updates by email, please tick the box if you would like to be contacted Read our full mailing list consent terms here INDY/ LIFE Newsletter Be inspired with the latest lifestyle trends every week The Independent would like to keep you informed about offers, events and updates by email, please tick the box if you would like to be contacted "Feeling good, shaved my head, got a puppy - Monty, had a birthday - 71, man," Bridges wrote. Lots of prayers and love your way. In Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, the affected vessels start to multiply in an abnormal way and begin to collect in certain parts of the lymphatic system, such as the lymph nodes. More than 13,000 people are diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma in the UK each year. With Hodgkin's Lymphoma, B-lymphocytes (a particular type of lymphocyte) multiply in an unusual way and gather in the lymphatic system, the NHS states. Around 2,100 people are diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in the UK each year.