Sam Neill reveals treatment for blood cancer: ‘Possibly dying’
March 17, 2023 4:05pm
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Sam Neill reveals his secret battle with stage 3 blood cancer in his upcoming memoir “Did I Ever Tell You This?”
The 75-year-old “Jurassic Park” star recalled experiencing swollen glands a year ago while doing press for “Jurassic World Dominion.”
He said he was soon diagnosed with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, undergoing chemotherapy until he switched to a new drug he expects to take every month for the rest of his life.
“The thing is, I’m crook. Possibly dying,” he writes in the first chapter of his book, which comes out Tuesday. “I may have to speed this up.”
He said he never intended to write a memoir, but started doing so during treatment last year, as he realized it “was actually sort of giving me a reason to live.”
“I found myself with … nothing to do,” Neill explained to the Guardian in an interview published Friday.
“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?’”
Neill says he is now cancer-free, t