Jeff Bridges discusses his health challenges over the previous two years – He didn’t believe he would make it.

Jeff Bridges has been a Hollywood mainstay for decades. However, the previous two years have been difficult for the experienced performer. While many were aware of his health issues…

Many people may not have realized how terrible his health was…

Jeff Bridges was recently diagnosed with cancer and has now gone into remission. The actor announced his cancer diagnosis publicly in October 2020 and was instantly showered with good wishes and prayers from admirers all around the world.

“Although it is a serious disease,” he wrote, “I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good.”

He kept his admirers up to speed on his progress while he battled cancer. After celebrating his 71st birthday in December 2020, the actor stated that he has been “feeling good.”


While undergoing treatment for cancer, the actor tested positive for Covid-19. Susan Geston, his wife, also tested positive.

Fighting the virus while still receiving cancer therapy at an older age is extremely taxing on the body. And, despite putting on a brave front for his fans so as not to alarm anyone, the actor was in pain.

Now, in January 2022, after making his comeback to Hollywood and regaining his health, the actor has opened up about the difficulties he has had over the previous two years.

He received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. Longtime friend and Big Lebowski co-star John Goodman presented him with the prize. The prize was given in memory of his late father, Lloyd Bridges.

The actor was so overcome by his victory that he forgot to deliver all of the planned statements. Later, in the press room after the event, when he had a chance to collect his breath and compose his thoughts, he revealed some shocking revelations.

“I was sick for two years — with cancer and COVID — and when I talked about my family…,” the 73-year-old actor explained. I wish to thank them for their help at that difficult moment.” He went on to say, “I didn’t think I was going to make it at all, let alone get back to work.”


Fighting not only cancer but also Covid-19 must have taken a significant toll on his physical and emotional wellbeing. Despite this, he overcame his diagnosis and defeated the illness. And the actor is now back at work!

“But because they supported me so beautifully, I was able to go back and finish The Old Man,” he said of being back on set. We were halted in the middle of the season, which was really strange. We had a two-year long weekend, you know?”

“I’d say to Amy Brennamen and [John] Lithgow, and say, ‘I had the weirdest dream guys,” he said of the previous two years. I was admitted to the hospital. It was impossible for me to believe. But they were there for them, as was The Old Man. That program was fantastic, and I’m thrilled that we’ll be doing another season beginning in March.”

We are overjoyed for Jeff Bridges. He is now fully recovered and doing great. We’re excited to see him again on film.

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