Jeff Bridges is opening up about his recent health battles. The True Grit star was awarded the Lifetime Achievement at the 2023 Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
Jeff dedicated the prestigious award, presented by Big Lebowski costar John Goodman, to his late father, Airplane star Lloyd Bridges, saying: Ha!
And you wonder why there are so many nepo babies… Related: Extra’s Billy Bush Felt Something Was Wrong Lisa Marie Presley During Interview The 74-year-old went on to thank his family, which he explained has always been “so supportive.” However, the overwhelming honor of it all caused Jeff to forget to touch on something that has been affecting his life, and career, in a MAJOR way for the last two years: a battle with both lymphoma AND COVID-19.
He explained to Entertainment Tonight in a backstage interview: He’s of course referring to his action drama, which began filming before the pandemic, and before his scary diagnoses — but what a scary revelation that the Academy Award winning actor didn’t think he was going to make it through the health battles… He continued: Brenneman spoke to People at the ceremony, While things may have been touch-and-go medically, she could tell by his spirits he would make it, telling him “I think you’re going to beat this.” See the full moment Jeff opens up about his health battle (below): We’re so glad that Jeff is recovering, as we reported back in September 2021 that his cancer was in remission.