'It's contagious, all this love': Jeff Bridges shares upbeat update on cancer diagnosis

The Academy Award winner has found a silver lining during this challenging time,
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Jeff Bridges is keeping his head up.

The actor, who revealed earlier this month that he has been diagnosed with lymphoma, shared an upbeat update about his health on his website, along with a photo of him in a hospital in a gown while he undergoes treatment.

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“New s--- has come to light – I’ve got cancer ... But that’s not the only new s--- that’s come to light ...,” he began, using the famous lingo said by his character The Dude in "The Big Lebowski."

Bridges' update, which looks like it features handwritten words and various doodles, centered on the good vibes he has been feeling from fans.

"This cancer thing is bringing on feelings of preciousness, & gratitude, & good old fashion love, & lots of it, big time. I'm feeling so much of it comin' my way, & man, I appreciate it," the Oscar winner wrote. "It's contagious, all this love, like some kind of positive virus. I want to acknowledge & thank you guys for reaching out during this time. It feels good, getting all the well wishes & love!"

Bridges has not provided any specific information about his lymphoma, which is a cancer that starts in the cells that are part of the body's immune system. According to the American Cancer Society, there are several kinds of lymphoma, but the main types are Hodgkin lymphoma and non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Bridges, 70, said he has taken some time to reflect on the temporary nature of life.

"This cancer is making me appreciate my mortality, appreciate impermanence. I’m realizing if I have s---to share, now’s the time."

“So here’s the 1st batch of things I’d like to shine a light on:

“We need you,” he wrote. When you click that on, it directs you to a YouTube video of Bridges and his band, the Abiders, performing the song “My Welcome Mat.”

“Don’t you love where you live?” he also wrote. Users clicking on that are taken to the site for the environmental documentary “Living in the Future’s Past,” which Bridges produced.

“All in this together. Trees, man gotta take care of our trees they’re us,” he wrote. Clicking on that directs people to a YouTube video of the actor talking about creating environmentally-friendly musical instruments.

Bridges then wrapped things up by hinting there is more to come.

“If you’re into it, I’ll be sharing my perspectives on this site," he wrote. "I’m lookin’ to be in partnership with you guys in creating a beautiful life & world for all of us. All in this together.”