When Jeff Bridges developed Covid-19, he was “on the verge of death” from his cancer treatments.
Although he is now cancer-free, the “Big Lebowski” star struggled mightily in January 2021 after contracting a respiratory infection while getting chemotherapy for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He said he felt like he had “nothing to fight against the virus” because of the medication.
On E! News, Jeff Bridges elaborated: “Because chemo destroys your immune system, I was defenseless against COVID.
Jeff Bridges, 72, Says He’s Grateful To Be Alive After Cancer And COVID
Several times I felt like I was going to die.
Jeff Bridges spent almost four months in the hospital and thought he would never lead his daughter Haley down the aisle at her wedding. He is grateful that his loved ones had a good attitude toward him.
His words were as follows: “One thing that sticks out in my mind is the doctors telling me, “Jeff, you should fight.”
could not understand a word that was being spoken. I found myself thinking, Man, I’m giving up.” Everyone brought me back, from my family and friends to my incredible medical staff and trainers.”
The 72-year-old actor, who shares custody of his daughters Isabelle, 41, and Jessie, 39, with wife Susan Geston, won’t take his family for granted anymore.
When asked, Jeff Bridges said as follows: “Both Sue and I exchanged glances and murmured, “How fortunate are we?” When I embrace her, I feel renewed. It’s conveniently located nearby.
“Things like love, family, and opportunities are all right here in front of me, and I’m trying to appreciate them. Something about the simplicity and reliability of this everyday convenience has truly captured my heart.
So many often, we fail to see the value of what is staring us in the face. However, as it happens, I was able to take away a lot of good from that experience.”””