Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges has thanked fans for their well wishes after he revealed he is receiving treatment for lymphoma. 

Sharing a photo of himself posing in a hospital gown hooked up to monitors, The Big Lebowski star wrote on Twitter: "I want to thank you all for reaching out during this time, it feels good getting all the well wishes and love!"

Bridges said he will be sharing more updates on his online journal, where he wrote: "This cancer thing is bringing on feelings of preciousness, and gratitude, and good old fashion love, and lots of it, big time.

"I'm feeling so much of it comin' my way, and man, I appreciate it.

"It's contagious, all this love, like some kind of positive virus.

"I want to acknowledge and thank you guys for reaching out during this time.

"It feels good, getting all the well wishes and love!"

He added: "This cancer is making me appreciate my mortality, appreciate impermanence.

"I'm realising if I have shit to share, now's the time."

He went on to share a string of doodles that all linked to external resources.

One thought bubble with the words "We Need You" linked to a video of the star's band, Jeff Bridges and the Abiders, performing their song Welcome Mat, which encourages fans to vote.

Another bubble asking "Don't you love where we live?" clicked through to an environmental documentary he produced called Living In The Future's Past.

Another doodle, which said: "Trees, man, gotta take care of our trees, they're us", linked to a video of Bridges talking about environmentally-friendly guitars.

He added: "If you're into it, I'll be sharing my perspectives on this site.

"I'm lookin' to be in a partnership with you guys in creating a beautiful life and world for all of us."