Jeff Bridges did not suppose he was “going to make it” after battling each COVID-19 and most cancers.
The 73-year-old actor was identified with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 2020 and contracted COVID-19 shortly afterwards and he defined it was essential for him to precise his gratitude in direction of his household when he rceived the Lifetime Achievement accolade on the Critics Selection Awards on Sunday (15.01.23) as a result of he would not have made it again to work with out their assist and assist.
He informed ‘Leisure Tonight’: “I used to be sick for 2 years – with most cancers and COVID – and after I talked about my household … I needed to, you understand, discuss their assist throughout that point.
“I did not suppose I used to be going to make it in any respect, not to mention get going again to work.
“However as a result of they supported me so superbly, I used to be in a position to return and end ‘The Previous Man’
“We have been stopped in the course of the season and it was very surreal. It was like we had a two 12 months lengthy weekend ya know?
“After which we got here again to work and, you understand, I might say to Amy Brennamen and [John] Lithgow, and say, ‘I had the weirdest dream guys. I used to be within the hospital.’
“I could not imagine it. However their assist throughout these instances – and in addition ‘The Previous Man’. Doing that present was terrific and I am so glad we will do one other season beginning in March.”
Throughout his acceptance speech, the ‘Huge Lebowski’ star devoted his win to his late father Lloyd Bridges for encouraging him to behave earlier than praising his “supportive” household, together with his mom Dorothy – who died aged 93 in 2009 – his spouse Sue Geston, 69, and their three daughters, Isabel, 41, Jessie, 39, and Haley, 37.
He stated: “This can be a great career. He’s so proper. I’m so glad I listened to him. The household that I grew up in was so supportive. My mom, a few of you guys may need met her, she was the most effective actor within the bunch. We have now Beau, my sister Cindy, so supportive. And I get to be supported by my stunning, splendidly proficient spouse, Sue. We have now been married for 48 years. Three unbelievable daughters, Isabel, Jessie, and Haley.”