Actor Sam Neill, who starred in the classic ‘Jurassic Park’ films, has recently revealed that he has been diagnosed with stage three blood cancer.
In a recent interview with the Guardian, Neill stated…
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“The thing is, I’m crook. Possibly dying.Sam Neill in Guardian Interview
I may have to speed this up. I found myself with nothing to do,
And I’m used to working. I love working. I love going to work. I love being with people every day and enjoying human company and friendship and all these things. And suddenly I was deprived of that. And I thought, ‘what am I going to do?'”
At 75 years old, Neill recently starred in ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ in 2022. The film was appreciated by fans, but shredded by critics.
The Guardian reports…
Neill first experienced swollen glands during publicity for Jurassic World Dominion in March last year and was soon diagnosed with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma. He received chemotherapy, but when that started to fail, he embarked on a new chemotherapy drug which he will continue to receive monthly for the rest of his life, although he is now cancer-free.
“I can’t pretend that the last year hasn’t had its dark moments,” he said. “But those dark moments throw the light into sharp relief, you know, and have made me grateful for every day and immensely grateful for all my friends. Just pleased to be alive.”
Neill, whose acting career began in the 1970s and is comprised of over 150 roles from My Brilliant Career to The Piano to Jurassic Park to Peaky Blinders, is currently in preparation to start filming on the television adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s bestselling novel Apples Never Fall, being filmed in Australia and co-starring Annette Bening.https://www.theguardian.com/film/2023/mar/18/sam-neill-jurassic-park-actor-reveals-he-is-being-treated-for-stage-three-blood-cancer
Neill is reportedly receiving treatments, and we all pray that he is able to win his battle with cancer.