Jeff Bridges expressed gratitude for several things, including his second life and “The Big Lebowski.”
Bridges has had a fruitful few months, especially considering she survived cancer and COVID-19 simultaneously. As he continues to be grateful for what he enjoys now, the actor discussed his near-death experience while recalling his role in “The Big Lebowski.”
In an exclusive interview with Fox News Digital, the “Iron Man” star discussed his recent collaboration with AstraZeneca to help immunocompromised individuals during the COVID-19 pandemic.
His personal experience, he claims, compelled him to participate in the campaign.
Bridges revealed in October 2020 that he had been diagnosed with non-lymphoma. Hodgkin’s He revealed on Twitter that while working out at home, he felt something unusual in his stomach. He was discovered to have a 12-by-9-inch tumor in his body.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bridges’ condition is a type of cancer that extensively attacks a person’s lymph system, including the organs that provide, protect, and transport white blood cells in the body.
After his last treatment, he underwent chemotherapy, but things worsened when he tested positive for COVID-19.
“Shortly after finding out that good news, I got a letter from the treatment center where I was getting my chemo, and they told me that there was a possibility that I had been exposed to COVID. That meant me being in the hospital for five weeks, very close to, you know, kicking the bucket. I mean, I was very sick.”
With his near-death experience, Bridges hopes to help more people in various ways through his collaboration with AstraZeneca.
It’s also worth noting that he participated in AztraZeneca’s Up The Antibodies campaign. In addition to assisting immunocompromised people, the project promotes long-acting monoclonal antibodies to aid people in combating such health risks.
Despite having survived the dreaded illnesses, he was reportedly scared while preparing for his latest project due to the possibility of contracting COVID-19 again.
His doctors then advised him to receive an EVUSHELD injection containing long-acting monoclonal antibodies. Bridges then decided to give it a shot to provide himself with additional protection and support.