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"COVID kicked my ass pretty good": Jeff Bridges' major health update

"COVID kicked my ass pretty good": Jeff Bridges' major health update

Legendary actor Jeff Bridges has discussed his long battle with cancer, and with contracting COVID-19.

The 71-year-old shared the first sneak peek from The Old Man, for which he is the star and executive producer, while also sharing a health update on his website.

"My cancer is in remission — the 9" to 12" mass has shrunk down to the size of a marble. My COVID is in the rear view mirror," he said.

"COVID kicked my ass pretty good, but I'm double vaccinated and feeling much better now," he continued, following up on a post from March where he discussed how he contracted coronavirus at the same place he was undergoing chemotherapy for his lymphoma. 

"I heard that the vaccine can help folks with long haulers. Maybe that's the cause of my quick improvement."

Jeff said he needed oxygen assistance after contracting the virus, but he overcome obstacles in his way to achieve a major milestone. 

"I had a goal — walking my daughter Hayley down the aisle," he wrote.

"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."

Jeff shared the emotional moment of him dancing with Hayley at her wedding to the Ray Charles song Ain't That Love on his personal website.

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