‘Jurassic Park’ star Sam Neill reveals cancer diagnosis


In his forthcoming memoir, actor Sam Neill, best known for his work in the “Jurassic Park” franchise films, reveals that he recently battled stage III blood cancer, but is now cancer-free.

According to the Guardian, speaking to Neill, he had angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma and was undergoing chemotherapy.

The outlet reports that he is on a relatively new chemotherapy drug that he will use monthly for the rest of his life.

“I’m not off the hook as such, but there’s no cancer in my body,” Neill told the publication.

A representative for Neill confirmed to CNN that he is in remission.

“I can’t pretend this past year hasn’t had some dark moments,” Neill added in the interview. “But those dark moments throw the light on edge, you know, and made me thankful for every day and immensely thankful for all my friends. I’m just glad I’m alive.’

Neill is now doing “really well and back to work,” his representative added.

He is currently in production of “Apples Never Fall,” a Peacock limited series based on the bestselling novel by author Liane Moriarty, author of “Big Little Lies.” The project also stars Annette Bening.

Neill’s book, “Did I Ever Tell You This?” is scheduled for release on March 21. It is available for pre-order.

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