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Jeff Bridges is shocked that he was able to work again

Jeff Bridges is shocked that he was able to work again








Jeff Bridges is shocked that he was able to work again

















Jeff Bridges is shocked that he was able to work again

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Jeff Bridges has had a rough few years. In 2021, he became particularly ill with COVID-19 while undergoing cancer treatment. The 74-year-old feared that this would be the end of him, and even as he slowly recovered, he wasn’t sure if he would ever be able to act again. Then he got the opportunity to star in the series The old man and although he was worried about it, he said everyone working on the show was “so considerate” of his condition.

He said he “occasionally needed oxygen” when he returned to the set. During Bridges’ recent appearance on The old man Speaking at a panel during the TCA Summer 2024 Press Tour event in Pasadena, California, with co-star John Lithgow, Lithgow added that they felt they had to watch out for Bridges when he returned.

The old man from left: Jeff Bridges, John Lithgow, “VII,” (Season 1, Episode 107, aired July 21, 2022).

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Lithgow explained, “He was so relaxed about it. He calmed everyone else down. Everyone was so wary and nervous at first, but then he calmed everyone down.” Bridges interjected, “You just do your best, and that’s all you can do. It’s so great when actors work with actors, form a fraternity… You look out for each other.”

The Old Man Jeff Bridges, “Me”, (Season 1, Episode 101, aired June 16, 2021)

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Fortunately, Bridges is in top shape today. He is cancer-free and said: “But I’m doing great now. Luckily we have some wonderful stunt coordinators.” Season 2 of The old man will stream on Hulu on September 12, 2024.

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