Jeff Bridges shares an update that he’s shaved his head and got a new puppy

Jeff Bridges with his new puppy Monty
A lot of love and well wishes poured in from fans when Jeff Bridges shared that he was diagnosed with lymphoma back in October. Jeff said that the diagnosis was serious but the prognosis was good. He has an online journal where he chronicles his recovery and posts updates. Jeff recently posted on Twitter and his website a new photo of his newly shaved head and puppy, named Monty. Dare I say the shaved head is a great look on Jeff and Monty is absolutely adorable? I am sure Monty will be a great support pup while Jeff goes through his treatments and to help keep his spirits up while quarantining during the winter. Below are a few excerpts from his Twitter and website via People:

“Here’s the latest,” he wrote on Twitter alongside a photo that showed him reclining outdoors with a smile on his face — and a puppy on his lap.

“Feeling good. Shaved my head. Got a puppy – Monty,” he added, noting that earlier this month he also celebrated his 71st birthday.

Over on his website, where he has launched an online journal, Bridges went into detail about a few other things that have been on his mind.

“’s the next batch of what I want to point out. Music – we need it, man & all our musicians are having a hell of a time making a living these days w/ the COVID deal,” he wrote, going on to give his “dear old friend” John Goodwin a shoutout.

He also shared a link to No Kid Hungry, writing, “The health of our children can serve as a compass, letting us know if we’re on course or not — we’re off course.”

Ending on a high note, the star included a video of surfers riding some massive waves. “It’s such a great reminder how wonderful life can be,” he wrote. “Be love.”

[From People]

Jeff has always seemed like a stand up guy and I have been a fan since The Fabulous Baker Boys. He has always given me “good ole country boy” vibes despite not being from the South. I did a double take when I read that Jeff just turned 71. Like, where has the time gone? I was saddened when Jeff announced his lymphoma diagnosis in October but was happy to hear that his prognosis was good. I am glad to hear that he is feeling good two months into his treatments. I had hoped he would find a way to keep his spirits up while going through his cancer treatments and I think getting Monty will definitely help him. As an aside, I really want a pet and seeing all of these celebrities with their new babies is making me want one even more **cries.**

I love seeing that Jeff took the time to promote his musician friend John Goodwin while mentioning that musicians are struggling because they can’t do live performances. It may still be a while before it is safe to have concerts as Rona cases and deaths are spiking again after Thanksgiving gatherings. Jeff also shouted out the No Kid Hungry organization. Families are struggling with food insecurity due to unemployment because of COVID and their children need all the help we can give them. With that being said, I wish Jeff a speedy recovery and I hope the new addition to his household brings him a bit of joy going into these colder months.

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Golden Globe Awards 2019

Red carpet and event photos are from 2018 and 2019, credit: and Getty. Other photos via Jeff Bridges’ social media

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  1. lemonylips says:

    Wishing the Dude all the best. And that puppy is adorable

  2. (The OG) Jan90067 says:

    I didn’t know what to expect, other than my hair falling out, after my initial diagnosis/treatment for A.L.L. However, when I went back into the hospital 6 mos. later, for my Stem Cell Transplant, I knew what little had grown back was just going to fall out all over again, so I proactively shaved my head. Kind of felt like I was “taking back MY power over it”. My hairdresser tired to be so considerate, asking if I wanted to go into a back room to do it privately, but nope…right out there, main chair in the salon, just zipped it off. It DID feel “good”, if that’s the word…but I felt in control of the only part of it all that I could.

    Perhaps Dude did this, for that same reason. It’s the one thing about your illness that YOU can control, even a little, and it helps.

    Best wishes for a continued good outlook, JB, and for your health, I’m raising my cup of coffee your way, in a toast: To you! To your continued success with your treatment, and to your strength in your fight, with good humor and courage!

    • You don’t say if you’re doing well, The OG, I hope you are. I met the Bridges family at an event many moons ago. They were the most wonderful people. Every one of them just as down to earth and friendly as could be. Growing up where I did it wasn’t unusual to bump into or meet various ‘Hollywooders’ and let me tell you some of them are unbelievable assholes. The difference sometimes in their screen persona and who they really are when they’re just out and about is an eye opener. It was a good learning curve though because it taught me early that many people (not just actors) have a public persona and a private ‘asshole’ side to them.

  3. CindyP says:

    I met him in the ’90s; his dad was a patient at UCLA. Such a lovely family, so respectful of all the nurses. Didn’t request any VIP treatment which, believe me, was rare with celeb patients & families.
    Of course we were all swooning over Jeff 🙂

  4. Sarah says:

    This is the sort of celebrity role model we need, what a wonderful and warm hearted man. I hope his treatment goes well and Monty helps him though the more difficult times.

  5. Roo says:

    Sending him positive and healing vibes, and hoping he has lots of fun times with his pup.

  6. Lucy2 says:

    Such a good guy! Hoping he is doing very well with his treatments, and his new puppy offers lots of comfort and joy.
    Oya, have you looked into fostering for a local shelter or rescue? Pets are the best, my 2 cats have gotten me through this whole lockdown, I would’ve been a wreck here in the house by myself.

  7. Tiffany says:

    Look here 2020, seriously, stop.

  8. LaUnicaAngelina says:

    I just adore him and hope he has a speedy recovery. Monty is an adorable floofer pup!

  9. janey says:

    I watched Hell or High Water the other night and what an epically talented man he is. Wishing love and healing strength to him.

  10. jferber says:

    Sending love and best wishes to you, Jeff Bridges. You are an incredible actor and man.

  11. sealit says:

    My mom went to high school with him. She had nothing but nice things to say about the Bridges. Wishing him a healthy and happy new year.

  12. Holly hobby says:

    This wasn’t the first time he sported a shaved head. He looked like that in Iron Man. Best wishes to him. The bridges are a good family.