Actor Sam Neill, seen here in Sitges, Spain in October 2019, reveals his battle with cancer in his new memoir. (David Zorrakino, Europa Press/Getty Images)
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ATLANTA – Actor Sam Neill, best known for his work in the Jurassic Park franchise, reveals in his upcoming memoir that he recently battled stage III blood cancer but is now cancer-free.
According to the Guardian, who spoke to Neill, he had angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma and was undergoing chemotherapy.
The store says that he is using a relatively new chemotherapy drug that he will use every month for the rest of his life.
“I’m not hooked per se, but I don’t have cancer in my body,” Neill told the publication.
Neill’s rep confirmed to CNN that he is in remission.
“I can’t pretend there weren’t some dark moments last year,” Neill added in the interview. “But those dark moments shine into sharp relief, you know, and have made me grateful for every day and infinitely grateful for all my friends. I’m just glad to be alive.”
Neill is now “doing very well and is back at work,” his rep added.
She is currently in production on “Apples Never Fall,” a Peacock limited series based on the bestselling novel by “Big Little Lies” author Liane Moriarty. The project also stars Annette Bening.
Neill’s book “Have I Ever Told You This?” is scheduled to be released on Tuesday. It is available for pre-order.