Jeff Bridges has been diagnosed with Lymphoma 1 month ago

Jeff Bridges has been diagnosed with Lymphoma

"I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good"

Actor Jeff Bridges has revealed that he has been diagnosed with Lymphoma.

The Big Lebowski star announced his diagnosis on Twitter on Monday evening.

"As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light," Bridges tweeted.

"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."

70-year-old Jeff Bridges first became a leading man in the 1970s. The son of actors Lloyd Bridges and Dorothy Bridges, he starred in films like The Last Picture Show, Starman, King Kong and Thunderbolt and Lightfoot.

He also starred in Disney's Tron in 1982, which was revolutionary in its use of computer graphics. It was not a hit a the time, but it became a cult classic with those who grew up watching it, and Bridges reprised his role 28 years later in the sequel Tron: Legacy.

Perhaps his most iconic appearance came when he starred as bowling-obsessed slacker, Jeffrey 'The Dude' Lebowski, in the Coen Brother's classic The Big Lebowski, a film which also served as the inspiration for our very own movie show, The Big Reviewski.

In 2009 he finally won an Academy Award, picking up the Best Actor Oscar for his performance of an alcoholic country singer in the drama Crazy Heart.

Bridges followed up the announcement by saying he was "profoundly grateful for the love and support from my family and friends," and encouraged his American fans to get out and vote in the upcoming US election.