jeff bridges reveals he had covid-19 during chemotherapy: 'covid makes my cancer look like a piece of cake'

Jeff Bridges Reveals He Had COVID-19 During Chemotherapy: ‘Covid Makes My Cancer Look Like A Piece Of Cake’

Jeff Bridges recently shared that his cancer is in remission but he did catch COVD-19 during treatment.

Bridges, 71, says the virus “kicked my a** pretty good,” he said in a handwritten note posted on his website. He first revealed his cancer diagnosis in October 2020.

“I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma,” Bridges said on Twitter. “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.”

This past Monday, Bridges shared a post to his website that he had written in March but decided not to share until he beat COVID-19.

The post revealed how in January, someone in the facility where Bridges received chemotherapy was exposed to COVID-19, and he and his wife tested positive. Thankfully, at the time, his once 9×12 inch tumor had shrunk to 2×2 inches. 

RELATED: Stanley Tucci Reveals Cancer Diagnosis From 3 Years Ago

And while Bridges’ wife spent just five days in the hospital battling COVID-19, he spent five weeks. 

“The reason I’m there so long was my immune system is shot from the chemo,” he wrote. “My dance with Covid makes my cancer look like a piece of cake.” He said while he had a moment of tremendous pain and was “getting close to the Pearly Gates,” he still felt “happy and joyous” most of the time. 

He said his “brush with mortality” gave him a gift: “Life is brief and beautiful. Love is all around us, & available @ all times.” And in another update on September 13, Bridges revealed how his tumor was now the size of a marble.

“My COVID is in the rearview mirror,” he wrote. “COVID kicked my a** pretty good, but I’m double vaccinated & feeling much better now. I heard that the vaccine can help folks with Long Haulers. Maybe that’s the cause of my quick improvement.”  

Bridges also said he was working with a therapist so he could walk around without oxygen assistance — as he wanted to walk his daughter, Hayley, down the aisle at her wedding. 

RELATED: NeNe Leakes Heartbroken as Her Beloved Husband Gregg Leakes Passes Away From Colon Cancer at 66

“I had a goal—walking my daughter Hayley down the aisle,” he wrote on his website.

“She was getting married to a wonderful guy, Justin Shane. Thanks to Zach [Wermers, physical therapist] and my terrific medical team, I was able to, not only walk Hay down the aisle, but do the father/bride dance with her without oxygen.”

Bridges posted a beautiful video of himself and Hayley dancing at her wedding to Ray Charles‘ “Ain’t That Love,” which you can watch by clicking on the caricature of the two dancing.

We aren’t crying, YOU’RE crying!

About Mamas Uncut

Mamas Uncut is THE online place for moms. We cover the latest about motherhood, parenting, and entertainment as well – all with a mom-focused twist. So if you're looking for parenting advice from real parents, we have plenty of it, all for moms from moms, and also experts. Because, at the end of the day, our mission is focused solely on empowering moms and moms-to-be with the knowledge and answers they’re looking for in one safe space.

.