Sam Neill assures fans he’s “fine” as blood cancer is in remission


March 18, 2023 | 6:59 am

‘Jurassic Park’ star Sam Neill assured fans he is ‘fine’ after worrying about his health since revealing he was being treated for cancer.

Neill revealed his battle with stage 3 blood cancer in his forthcoming memoir “Did I Ever Tell You This?”

The 75-year-old said he was soon diagnosed with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma and underwent chemotherapy until switching to a new drug that he expects to take every month for the rest of his life.

“I’m alive and well and have been in remission for 8 months, which feels really good,” he said in a video shared on the platform on Friday. “And I’m alive and well and I’m going to work.”

Neill, who has been in remission for 8 months, said he will be diving back into on-screen work alongside Annette Bening in the limited series ‘Apples Never Fall’ within days.

“I’m very happy to get back to work,” Neill told his 542,000 followers. “Let’s not worry too much about ‘all that’, because I’m fine. Okay,” he ended his video, citing concerns about his previous diagnosis.

Concerns about Neill’s health surged on Friday after an excerpt from his book was revealed.

The 75-year-old assured fans he is “fine” and revealed he has been in remission for 8 months.

“The thing is, I’m a crook. Possibly dying,” he writes in the first chapter, which will be released on Tuesday. “Maybe I should speed this up.”

He said he never intended to write a memoir, but started doing so last year while on treatment because he realized it “actually gave me a reason to live.”

“I found myself … with nothing to do,” Neill explained to the Guardian in an interview published Friday.

Neil in “Jurassic Park III” in 2001.
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“And I’m used to working. I like working. I like going to work. I love being with people every day and enjoying human company and friendship and all these things. And suddenly I was robbed of that. And I thought, ‘What am I going to do?’”

Neill added that he is now cancer-free, although he is dependent on monthly chemotherapy.

The actor achieved international fame in 1993 with his role as Dr. Alan Grant in ‘Jurassic Park’.

He played the same character in 2001’s ‘Jurassic Park III’ and the 2022 movie ‘Jurassic World Dominion’.

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