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Jeff Bridges has had a harder time dealing with his battle with COVID-19 than he has with cancer.
Bridges opened up about his “difficult” battle with coronavirus as he battled non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in a recent interview.
“Well, dealing with cancer, you know, having chemotherapy treatments that stripped my immune system,” Bridges explained during an appearance on “Good Morning America.” “And once I caught COVID, I had nothing to fight it in my body. So it was quite difficult. »
Bridges said the love from her family and her fans kept her going.
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“The family and the fans, and you feel all that love and energy coming in,” Bridges said. “It can only make you feel better. It probably saved my life feeling all that love coming in. »
“GMA” host Lara Spencer asked Bridges if the love from fans changed her outlook on her cancer diagnosis.
“Yeah a little,” he replied. “It kind of improved my perspective. It was basically the same point of view, but everything had a chance to get more intense. You know, you feel that love, not just the love that comes to you, but how much love you feel for everyone. »
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Bridges was working on “The Old Man” series when he was diagnosed with cancer. The actor took a break and worked on his health until he could return and continue the project. The FX series is set to air on June 16.
“I was sick for a year and then I came back to work with all the same cast and crew, and it was like I had a weird dream or something,” Bridges said on the red carpet. at the film’s premiere on Wednesday.
The ‘The Big Lebowski’ actor’s cancer diagnosis came after he found something strange in his stomach while exercising at home.
He previously told People magazine that he was “on the verge of death” as he battled cancer with COVID.
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“COVID made my cancer look like nothing,” he told the outlet. “I was about to die. The doctors kept telling me, ‘Jeff, you have to fight. You don’t fight.’ I was in surrender mode. I was ready to leave. I was dancing with my mortality. »
Bridges is now in remission.
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