Sam Neill in ‘Jurassic Park’
New Zealand actor Sam Neill is being treated for stage-three blood cancer. Guardian Australia reported on Saturday.
The 75-year-old “Jurassic Park” actor was reportedly diagnosed with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, a rare non-Hodgkin lymphoma, last March after suffering swollen glands during press engagements for “Jurassic World Dominion”.
Chemotherapy treatment initially failed but Neill is now cancer-free after switching to a new anti-cancer drug that he will take for the rest of his life, according to the Guardian Australia Interview about the star’s upcoming memoir.
“The thing is, I’m a crook. Possibly dying,” he reportedly writes in chapter one, “I may have to speed this up.”
Northern Ireland-born Neill, who lives in New Zealand, began acting in the 1970s and is perhaps best known for his role as paleontologist Dr Alan Grant in the “Jurassic Park” franchise.