Star Sam Neill reveals he was diagnosed with leukemia
Sam Neill, the actor best known for his performance in ‘Jurassic Park’, has revealed that he is receiving treatment for leukemia.
In an interview with Watchman Published on Friday about Neil’s upcoming memoir “Have I Told You This Before?” He said he is currently cancer-free but will require monthly chemotherapy for the rest of his life.
Neil, 75, was diagnosed with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma after experiencing swollen glands while promoting “Jurassic World Dominion” last year, the outlet reported.
Eventually, the chemotherapy ran its course, so he tried a new monthly medication that put him into remission.
“I’m not off the hook like that, but there is no cancer in my body,” Neil said.
Neil told The Guardian that the book project began when I “found myself with nothing to do” during therapy. He insisted that his diagnosis was a “spiral thread” all around but not a “cancer book”.
He added that writing the book “was a lifesaver” and gave him “a reason to live”.
A rep for the actor said Neil is now “doing very well and back at work.”Good morning America” Friday.
His next TV appearance is in the movie ‘Apples Never Fall’ alongside Annette Bening.