The Academy Award winner announced his lymphoma diagnosis to his fans. However, before vaccines were available, Jeff tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after learning that his treatment was working.
“The chemo wipes off your immune system, and when COVID attacked me, I had nothing to fight it,” Jeff told exclusively to E! News. “I was so near to fainting out a few times there,” she says.
After a health scare that landed him in the hospital for more than four months, the 72-year-old wondered if he’d ever get the chance to work on the big or small screen again. He was also concerned that he wouldn’t be able to walk his 36-year-old daughter Haley down the aisle.