‘Jurassic Park’ star Sam Neill reveals diagnosis of ‘furious type’ of blood cancer

Sam Neill, perhaps best known for playing paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant in Steven Spielberg’s original ‘Jurassic Park’ franchise film, is undergoing treatment for stage 3 blood cancer. recently revealed that

75 year old actor Said This week, the BBC reports that he was diagnosed with “ferocious type aggressive” non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma about 12 months ago, and his first thought was “I’m an impostor, I’m dying.” there is,” he explained.

Neil first noticed he was experiencing a swollen gland during the Jurassic World: Dominion promotional tour last March.

and interview Published in The Guardian on March 17, Neil said his first round of chemotherapy was unsuccessful, but after switching to a relatively new cancer drug that he had to take monthly for the rest of his life, I am currently cancer-free.

“I’m not off the hook like that, but I don’t have cancer in my body,” Neil told the publication.

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is an aggressive cancer that originates in the lymph system. Even after being eradicated, it can still recur, but Neil’s anticancer drugs reduce that chance.

what am i gonna do

Unable to work and now living in New Zealand, the Northern Irish-born actor began writing his memoir as a distraction, saying it “gives me a reason to get through the day.”

“I realized there was nothing to do,” said Neil. “I’m used to my job. I love working. I love going to work. I love being with people every day. And all of a sudden it was taken away from me and I wondered what am I going to do.

“I never intended to write a book,” he added. “But as I continued to write, I realized that it actually gave me a reason to live, and I went to bed thinking I’d write about it tomorrow…it entertains me. , was a real lifesaver, because I couldn’t have gone through it without doing anything.”

Neil’s book, Did I Ever Tell You This?, will be released on March 21st. In the book, the actor recounts his own diagnosis of blood cancer, his decades-long career on the big screen, and his experiences growing up in Ireland and New Zealand. .

“Obviously as a first-time writer, I was very nervous. I have written In the caption of a video he posted to Instagram on March 18.

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Actor Sam Neill attends the premiere of Universal Pictures’ Jurassic Park III movie at Universal Studios in Burbank, Calif., July 16, 2001. (Vince Bucci/Getty Images)

In a post on social media, Neil assured fans that he was “living well” after reports of his cancer diagnosis began popping up all over the news, stating:[I’ve] I have been in remission for 8 months and feel great. ”

“Hi, I’m Sam Neill! I’m an actor, vintner of sorts, and who happens to be a writer,” Neil wrote in the post.

“I’m alive, I’m fine and I’m going to work. I’m so happy to be back at work. We’ll start shooting in seven days. I’m on ‘Apples Never Fall’ with Annette Bening and a truly amazing cast.” I am doing a work called. So here I am. I wish the headlines weren’t so “that.”

Neil began his acting career in the 1970s and has been considered one of the most versatile actors of his generation. He recently returned to the sci-fi action film series to star in ‘Jurassic World: Dominion,’ alongside former ‘Jurassic Park’ co-star Jeff He Goldblum and Laura Dern.

from NTD News