Hollywood actor Jeff Bridges has announced he has been diagnosed with lymphoma.
The 70-year-old star of films including The Big Lebowski, Crazy Heart and True Grit said he was starting treatment and promised to keep fans updated.
He said the prognosis is “good”.
Announcing the diagnosis on social media, Oscar-winner Bridges referenced one of his most famous characters and said: “As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light. 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.
“I’m profoundly grateful for the love and support from my family and friends. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes.”
Bridges ended the message by urging fans to vote in the presidential election, adding: “Because we are all in this together. Love, Jeff.”
Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system.
Fans and celebrities wished Bridges well following the diagnosis.