According to a report from Guardian Australia published on Saturday, New Zealand actor Sam Neill is now undergoing treatment for stage three blood cancer (March 18).
After experiencing swollen glands while participating in publicity events for Jurassic World Dominion in March of last year, the Jurassic Park actor, who is now 75 years old, was allegedly given the diagnosis of angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, a rare kind of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
The original chemotherapy treatment for Neill’s illness was unsuccessful; however, the actor is now cancer-free after switching to a new anti-cancer medicine that he will continue to take for the rest of his life, as stated in an interview with the Guardian Australia about the actor’s upcoming biography.
“The problem is that I’m a criminal. Potentially passing away,” he is said to have written in the first chapter of the book, “I may have to speed this up.””
Neill, who was born in Northern Ireland but currently resides in New Zealand, began his career as an actor in the 1970s. He is likely most well-known for his portrayal as paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant in the Jurassic Park film trilogy.