HEALTH Despite a rapid remission, the actor had caught Covid a few months before the ceremony
Actor Jeff Bridges — JOHN NACION/startraksphoto.com
Unable to stand up six months before the wedding of his youngest, Jeff Bridges did everything to be able to lead her to the wedding. the altar. And it must be said that it was not won! Because, if the 72-year-old actor had quickly entered in remission from the lymphoma that had been diagnosed in October 2020, chemotherapy had made him easy prey for Covid-19.
And ça had not failed; since he had contracted virus in January 2021 while daughter Hayley's wedding was set. in August of the same year. But it was without counting on the determination of Jeff Bridges who called on a coach, present on a daily basis to help him to get back on their feet.
“My first goal was to get to my feet. stand up and (at first) my record was 45 seconds. That's it! how long I could last” he recalled in an interview with to The Independent.
“And then it was, how many steps can I take? OK fine. Now I'll be able to walk across the room – everything &cced;on oxygen of course”, continued Jeff Bridges. “In the end, one day, I said, “Maybe I can do it.” And the thing is, I was able to not only get her there; the altar, but also give the first dance. It was great.”
Last May, Jeff Bridges told to People have passed five months to the hospital at cause of Covid. “I had no more (immune) defenses. That”s what chemo does – &cced it robs you of your immune system,” he explained.
“I had nothing to fight the Covid and çit made my cancer look like a trifle.”