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Jeff Bridges says he was 'close to the pearly gates' while battling COVID-19 during cancer treatment

Jeff Bridges says his cancer is in remission, and he's making progress in his fight against the long-term effects of COVID-19 after a tough battle.

In a new post to his website, the actor says his cancerous mass is now the "size of a marble" and his COVID-19 "in the rear view mirror" after a struggle that began earlier this year.


Bridges believes he caught the virus after being exposed at the facility where he was receiving chemotherapy treatment.

He spent five weeks in the hospital, he said, because "my immune system is shot from the chemo."


"My dance with COVID makes my cancer look like a piece of cake," he wrote.

He said he's still working on completely foregoing oxygen assistance but no longer needs it to walk around.


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