LOS ANGELES—Jeff Bridges returned to his weblog Monday with excellent news: His most cancers is now in remission, almost 11 months after he revealed his lymphoma analysis. And his COVID-19, the illness you didn’t know he contracted again in January? That’s getting higher too. Lastly.
“Heaps has gone down since my final instalment,” Bridges revealed in his regular handwritten notes posted on his web site. He prompt that his cancerous mass was as soon as 9 inches by 12 inches in measurement, however “My most cancers is in remission — (the mass) has shrunk right down to the scale of a marble.” That’s progress from when he reported in January that it had “drastically shrunk.”
Sadly, that very same month, Bridges and his spouse, Sue, had been uncovered to COVID-19 at his chemotherapy infusion centre, he introduced Monday as he printed ideas from March that he had held again till now.
“Quickly after,” Bridges wrote on March 28, they each “share an ambulance to the ICU,” the place she spent 5 days within the hospital, and he, with an immune system weakened by the chemo, was there for 5 weeks.
“My dance with Covid makes my most cancers seem like a chunk of cake,” he wrote in March, however didn’t publish till now. He mentioned he held again on the entry “till I acquired a deal with on my Covid.” Now, he mentioned, the respiratory sickness is within the rearview mirror.
“Covid kicked my ass fairly good, however I’m double-vaccinated & feeling significantly better now,” the Oscar winner (for 2009’s “Loopy Coronary heart”) wrote. “I heard that the vaccines might help of us with Lengthy Haulers. Perhaps that’s the reason for my fast enchancment.”
Bridges gave credit score to his bodily therapist, Zachary Wermers, with whom he’s been “concentrating on getting me off of the oxygen help, which till not too long ago I’ve been needing to stroll round. The sound it makes jogs my memory of Darth Vader.”
However the 71-year-old mentioned he had a objective, which was to stroll youngest daughter Hayley down the aisle at her August wedding ceremony.
“Because of Zach & my terrific medical crew I used to be capable of, not solely stroll Hay down the aisle, however do the daddy/Bride dance together with her WITHOUT OXYGEN,” Bridges wrote.
Subsequent cease? The actor says he’s excited to get again to work on the FX/Hulu collection “The Previous Man,” which went on manufacturing hiatus shortly after his 2020 most cancers analysis and is now due out in 2022.
“It’s lookin’ good,” he mentioned of the present, by which he performs the titular “outdated man” who used to work for CIA agent, now lives off the grid — and is being pursued by an murderer.