Sam Neill of 'Jurassic Park' fame reveals battle with aggressive blood cancer

 March 20, 2023

Fans of "Jurassic Park" star Sam Neill received devastating news this week after he revealed the serious medical battle he's faced over the past year. 

According to The Daily Wire, Neill revealed in an Instagram post over the weekend that he was diagnosed with "a ferocious type of aggressive" stage three non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

The actor, who rose to fame for his lead roles in the popular dinosaur movie franchise, wrote a lengthy explanation of his situation.

Despite the difficult battle, the actor said he believes he made it through safe and sound.

"I'm very happy"

"Hi I’m Sam Neill, actor of sorts, vintner, and an author as it happens. And my news seems to be all over the news at the moment, and it’s sort of ‘Cancer! Cancer! Cancer !’ Which is slightly tiresome because as you see, I am alive and well and I have been in remission for eight months, which feels really good. And I’m alive and kicking and I’m going to work. I’m very happy to be going back to work," the 75-year-old wrote.

He went on to reveal that not only is he feeling much better, but he's also set to get back to work doing what he loves.

The actor also said he wrote a book during his remission period.

"But that’s kind of what happened and I am full of gratitude looking back on this life, and that’s what the book is about. I hope you enjoy it. I enjoyed reading the audiobook the other day, I hadn’t looked at the book for quite a while but I found it more entertaining than I expected. And I would look through the glass window at the audio engineer/producer and he seemed to be cracking up a lot so I take that as a good sign," he continued.

"So I hope you enjoy it, and let’s not worry too much about ‘all that’ because I’m fine. Okay!"

"I'm not afraid"

Neill's outlook on life, and death, was also revealed after his battle with the aggressive form of cancer.

"I’m not afraid of dying," Neill said during an interview with the BBC.

"What I don’t want to do is to stop living, because I really enjoy living. I’ve regarded it as an adventure, quite a dark adventure, but an adventure nevertheless. And the good days are just fantastic and when you get some good news it’s absolutely exhilarating."

Thankfully, it appears he's well on the road to recovery and will continue bringing his talents to the world.


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