Sam Neill secretly battled stage 3 leukemia last year.
in his upcoming diary “Did I tell you this?” The “Jurassic Park” actor explained that he first noticed swollen glands during a press conference for “Jurassic World Dominion” in March 2022.
He was soon diagnosed with angio-immunoblastic T-cell lymphoma.
“The thing is, I’m a crook, could die,” the 75-year-old actor writes in Chapter 1. “I probably need to speed this up.”
Although now he is free from cancer. But the UK citizen will be treated monthly with a new chemotherapy drug for the rest of his life.
“I’m pretending there weren’t any dark moments last year,” he told The Guardian on Friday.
“But those dark moments shed light, you know, and made me thankful for every day and so grateful for all my friends.”
Neil added that he “Just glad to be alive.”
While undergoing treatment, the “Piano” actor said he found himself “There is nothing to do” because he is “used to working” and “being with people every day”.
“And suddenly I’m missing this, ”he recalled the exit. “And I thought ‘What am I going to do?’”
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He soon began to record about his life and experiences, although he “never had the intention of writing a book.”
However, this project gave him a purpose.
“While I continue to write I realized that it actually gave me a reason to live. And I go to bed thinking ‘I’m going to write about it tomorrow … that will entertain me,’” he said.
“And it really saved lives. Because I could have gotten through it without doing anything, you know.”
“Have I Ever Told You This?” hits bookshelves on Tuesday.
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