Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges revealed yesterday that he is battling cancer. The 70-year-old star of The Last Picture Show, Starman, The Big Lebowski, Iron Man, Crazy Heart, and of course, Tron, broke the news in a tweet on Monday.

“As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light,” he wrote. “I have been diagnosed with Lymphoma. Although it is a serious disease, I feel fortunate that I have a great team of doctors and the prognosis is good. I’m starting treatment and will keep you posted on my recovery.”

In a second tweet, the actor and activist didn’t hesitate to use the moment as a call to action ahead of Election Day. “I’m profoundly grateful for the love and support from my family and friends,” he wrote. “Thank you for your prayers and well wishes. And, while I have you, please remember to go vote. Because we are all in this together. https://Vote.org.“

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