Jeff Bridges says COVID-19 ‘made my cancer look like a piece of cake’

Jeff Bridges shares his near-death experience of contracting Covid-19 in the new

Jeff Bridges shares his near-death experience of contracting Covid-19 in the new “Up the Antibodies” campaign. (Photo: WireImage)

Jeff Bridges feels lucky to be alive after nearly dying from COVID-19 while battling cancer. old man The star, who was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2020, is reminding people who are immunocompromised that the epidemic is not over in a new Up the Antibodies campaign.

“I love being alive, man. And I came so close to losing it all,” Bridges says in the new PSA.

The 72-year-old Oscar-winning actor knew something was wrong two years ago when he was exercising and realized he had an extra “bone” in his stomach. A 9 by 12 inch tumor was found in her abdomen.

“There was no pain and it turns out I had lymphoma,” he explains.

While Bridge underwent chemotherapy, he contracted Covid-19 at the treatment center.

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“It turns out that Covid made my cancer a piece of cake. So it knocked me out. It was a strange experience,” recalls the actor. “At times where you’re near death, I mean they didn’t know if I was going to make it that many times.”

Near death, Bridges “realized how dear and how important closeness to his family was”. The actor’s goal was to walk his daughter, Haley, down the aisle. He completed it last year. Not only did Bridge survive Covid, but in 2021 it was reported that his cancer was in remission.

“Not everyone understands what immunocompromised people are going through right now,” he shares.

Part of the actor’s treatment was undergoing long-acting monoclonal antibody therapy at the suggestion of his doctor. The extra layer of protection seemed to work when his wife came down with the coronavirus.

“I’m at home with him, but I don’t get it,” he noted.

By sharing her story, Bridge hopes to help the immunocompromised begin to make their way back into the world.

“I’m hoping I can influence people to call their doctors, talk to them and see if this is for them,” he shared. “We’re all in this together and we make a difference.”

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