Actor Sam Neill receiving treatment for ‘blood cancer
New Zealand actor Sam Neill is undergoing treatment 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’s lymphoma — after suffering from swollen glands during press engagements for “Jurassic World Dominion.”
According to an interview with Guardian Australia about the star’s upcoming memoir, chemotherapy treatment was initially unsuccessful but Neil is now cancer-free after switching to a new anti-cancer drug that he will take for the rest of his life. .
“The thing is, I’m a bastard. Possibly dying,” he reportedly writes in the first chapter, “I might have to hurry it up.”
Born in Northern Ireland, who lives in New Zealand, Neil made his acting debut in the 1970s and is perhaps best known for his role as entomologist Dr. Alan Grant in the “Jurassic Park” franchise.