American actor Jeff Bridges (72)known among others, “The Fabulous Baker Boys” and “The Big Lebowski”, He leaves behind some difficult years marked by illness.
I got covid as a cancer patient
In a new interview with Watchman The 72-year-old opens up about the fact that he had cancer first, then Covid – in the middle of treatment.
The actor told the newspaper that two years ago he was diagnosed with lymphoma after doctors discovered a 22 x 30 cm tumor.
While the Hollywood legend was receiving chemotherapy in the hospital, he also contracted the virus.
Bridges was hospitalized for a long time, and after discharge from the hospital he was bedridden for some time and had to be assisted by machines to breathe.
The 72-year-old survived both, but the tragic period of illness left its mark. Bridges feels it in his body every morning when he has to pull himself out of bed – something he says takes a long time.
– it is a gift
What I’ve learned from my hospital experience is: Life always gives us gifts. There may be gifts that we think we don’t want. Who wants cancer? Who wants covid? Well, it turns out I wanted to. Bridges tells the Guardian, who believes that interest narrows in old age, because acclimating to your yard makes things more valuable.
Having gone through both cancer and the Covid virus, he has now broadened his horizons and opened his focus.
– It is a gift, to realize that I have eyes that can see all the beauty of the world. I can feel the heat of the day on my skin. I have a wife who loves me, my children too, and I can bathe in this love. It’s all a gift, Bridges says in the interview and adds:
Being sick, close to death, strengthens love. I feel it. I feel how much my wife loves me. How much I love her.
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