Jurassic Park actor Sam Neill is being treated for stage-three blood cancer
Jurassic Park actor Sam Neill is being treated for stage-three blood cancer!
Sam Neill, the prolific actor who played Dr Alan Grant in the Jurassic Park franchise, has revealed recently.
As reported, The 75-year-old New Zealand actor was diagnosed with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma – a rare non-Hodgkin lymphoma – last March after suffering swollen glands during press engagements for “Jurassic World Dominion”.
The actor revealed that his first round of chemo didn’t seem to work.
Neill said he started a “very expensive” chemotherapy drug, for which she signed a contract with the drug company agreeing that, if he survived after four months on the drug, the rest of the treatment would be free.
In a recent interview with the Guardian about his book, Did I Ever Tell You This?, the Jurassic Park star discussed his career in film and television, the nature of celebrity, life on his New Zealand farm, and mortality, having opened his book with a shock.
“The thing is, I’m a crook. Possibly dying,” he writes in chapter one, “I may have to speed this up.”
“I found myself with nothing to do,” the actor said in the interview.
“And I’m used to working. I love working. I love going to work. I love being with people every day and enjoying the human company and friendship and all these things. And suddenly I was deprived of that. And I thought, ‘what am I going to do?’
“I never had any intention to write a book. But as I went on and kept writing, I realised it was actually sort of giving me a reason to live and I would go to bed thinking, ‘I’ll write about that tomorrow … that will entertain me.’ And so it was a lifesaver really because I couldn’t have gone through that with nothing to do, you know.”
Neill’s acting career began in the 1970s and is comprised of over 150 roles in different projects.