Sam Neill, the 75-year-old star of “Jurassic Park”, has revealed his secret battle with stage 3 blood cancer contained in his upcoming memoir “Did I Ever Tell You This?”
Neill recalled having swollen glands while doing press for “Jurassic World Dominion” a year ago, and was soon diagnosed with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma. He underwent chemotherapy until switching to a monthly drug he expects to take for the rest of his life.
In the first chapter of his book, Neill writes that he is “possibly dying” and may have to “speed this up”. He shared that he never intended to write a memoir, but began doing so during his treatment as it gave him a reason to live.
Neill states he is now cancer-free, but relies on the medication. He is grateful for his friends and for being alive.
Neill gained international fame for his role as Dr. Alan Grant in “Jurassic Park”, and went on to appear in “Jurassic Park III” (2001) and “Jurassic World Dominion” (2022). His most current acting credit is “Assassin Club”, due out next month, and he is set to star in several upcoming projects.
A rep for Neill has said he is “very well and back at work starring opposite Annette Bening in the upcoming limited series ‘Apples Never Fall.’”