- Jeff Bridges caught COVID-19 in January while going through chemotherapy.
- “Covid kicked my ass pretty good, but I’m double vaccinated and feeling much better now,” the actor said on his website.
- Bridges also revealed that his cancer is now in remission and the tumor is now “the size of a marble.”
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Jeff Bridges revealed on his website that he caught COVID-19 in January and was hospitalized for weeks while undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.
The Academy Award-winning actor, known for his roles in “Iron Man” and “The Big Lebowski,” wrote that he had received a letter after a chemotherapy treatment on January 7th, saying he had been exposed to coronavirus. Bridges and his wife Sue Bridges then shared an ambulance to the ICU where they tested positive for covid.
She was in the hospital for 5 days, while he stayed for 5 weeks, Bridges wrote.
“The reason I’m there so long is because my immune system is shot from the chemo,” he wrote. “My dance with [COVID-19] makes my cancer look like a piece of cake.”
Bridges was positive about his time recovering from both COVID-19 and his cancer.
He continued: “But here’s the weird deal. While I had moments of tremendous pain (screaming singing, a sort of moaning song all through the night) getting close to the pearly gates, all in all, I felt happy & joyous most of the time. This brush with mortality has brought me a real gift – life is brief and beautiful. Love is all around us and available @ all times.”