"I came home elated with the news," the actor, 71, writes in an update on his website

By Katie Campione
January 13, 2021 10:22 PM
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Jeff Bridges
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Jeff Bridges shared some positive news regarding his lymphoma diagnosis last week.

Bridges, 71, said in an update on his website that his tumor has "drastically shrunk" following ongoing treatment.

"I came home elated with the news," he wrote.

The True Grit star also shared some art that has been helping him through his treatment, as well as "what's going on in the world," including the works of his mentor Rozzell Sykes.

He said that, during this time, he's adopted Sykes' mantra: "Be Love."

Bridges previously revealed he had been diagnosed with lymphoma on Oct. 19.

"As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light," he wrote on Twitter. "I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma."

"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," he added.

At the time, the Oscar-winning actor thanked friends and fans days later for their support and shared a photo of himself wearing a hospital gown while receiving treatment.

Jeff Bridges
| Credit: Jeff Bridges/Twitter

"This cancer thing is bringing on feelings of preciousness, and gratitude, and good old fashion love, and lots of it, big time," he wrote on his website at the time. "I'm feeling so much of it comin' my way, and man, I appreciate it. It's contagious, all this love, like some kind of positive virus."

"This cancer is making me appreciate my mortality, appreciate impermanence," The Big Lebowski star continued. "I'm realizing if I have s— to share, now's the time."

Since the start of the year, Bridges has been maintaining a positive outlook, revealing his New Year's plan is to let "the gratefulness overflow into blessing all around [him]."