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True Grit! Jeff Bridges Covered In Scars After Secret Surgery

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Sep. 21 2016, Published 10:10 a.m. ET

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jeff bridges surger scars actor undergoes hernia operation
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Hollywood film legend Jeff Bridges has been spotted showing off a series of nasty scars that reveal a shocking medical secret: According to insiders, he recently underwent a life-saving hernia operation!

EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Bridges goes for a swim in the ocean while vacationing in Hawaii.

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"There's absolutely no question that he's had the surgery," said Dr. Lyle Back, a plastic surgeon with more than two decades of experience, who has not treated Bridges.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Bridges goes for a swim in the ocean while vacationing in Hawaii.

jeff bridges surgery scars actor undergoes hernia operation
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The 66-year-old Oscar winner was forced to see his doctor after suffering a crippling "surge of pain," said an insider, and his doctor then ordered the hernia surgery.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Bridges goes for a swim in the ocean while vacationing in Hawaii.

jeff bridges surgery scars actor undergoes hernia operation
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If left untreated, a hernia can be fatal. It can become "strangulated" and cut off blood flow to the intestines. The condition requires immediate surgery.

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EXCLUSIVE: Jeff Bridges goes for a swim in the ocean while vacationing in Hawaii.

jeff bridges surgery scars actor undergoes hernia operation
Source: Splash News

"The scars — the two on the left and two on the right across from the belly — are a clear sign of hernia surgery," Dr. Back added. "He had a laparoscopic procedure to gain access to the abdominal wall."

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INF – Jeff Bridges at ‘HuffPost Live’ In NYC

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Bridges is now winning glowing reviews for the movie drama Hell or High Water, but the actor ballooned to over 300 pounds for the role, putting his health in serious risk, according to medical experts.

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Jeff Bridges seen at a heliport with his wife and friends in New York City

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"That kind of weight gain can lead to 65 different illnesses, including prostate cancer and heart disturbances," said Dr. Stuart Fischer, who has not treated Bridges.

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Jeff Bridges enters the ‘HuffPost Live’ studios in NYC

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"He needs to pay better attention to his health if he wants to live a long life!"

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