In the fall of 2020, famous actors Jeff Bridges Cancer was diagnosed – non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. And a few months later, when a vaccine had not yet been invented, he contracted the coronavirus.
In an interview with People, the actor revealed that he almost died while battling both the ailments. After a course of chemotherapy, the Big Lebowski star’s immune system was severely weakened, so her body was extremely vulnerable. “I was close to death. The doctors kept informing me, “Jeff, you have to fight. You don’t fight. I was in submission mode. I was ready to leave this world. I was dancing to death,” he said.
When the tumor was found in Bridges’ stomach, she did not feel any pain. But, being ill with Covid, the actor started experiencing severe pain. “I can’t turn over in bed,” he shared. Bridges began taking her first steps after receiving plasma transfusions and receiving blood with antibodies to the coronavirus.
“They found a cocktail that worked, and oh man, it worked fast. That thing just exploded,” Bridges explained. The tumor began to shrink after starting oral chemotherapy. But when he got COVID-19, he was in “extreme pain” and could not “roll in bed” for five months in the hospital.
The actor is now recovering and will soon be celebrating his 45th wedding anniversary with wife Susan Geston. However, he “began to follow in the child’s footsteps” when his doctors gave him a recovering plasma, meaning he received blood that contained antibodies to people who had recovered from the virus. “Who’s going to say, ‘I have some cancer and have to give me a dose of COVID?’ to be done.”