Actor Sam Neill announces that he has leukemia: “I’m not afraid of dying”

By Marien Ponce Soler |
Published: Saturday 18 March 2023 15:45 (18 hours ago)

On March 17, the news broke about Sam Neill’s state of health, the 75-year-old New Zealand actor known for his role in “Jurassic Park.” As reported by himself in an interview for The Guardiansuffers from advanced leukemia and has been receiving chemotherapy treatment. She revealed it after announcing that on Tuesday, March 21, his autobiography entitled “Did I ever tell you this?” (“Did I Ever Tell You This?”), where he tells that he was diagnosed with cancer a year ago, when he was promoting the movie “Jurassic World: Dominion”.

“I may have to hurry up writing this,” Neill begins by telling in the first chapter of the book where he seeks to review his life through different aspects such as his acting career, the weight of fame or his quiet life in the farm where he rests. The alarms about his state of health went off when they detected inflammation of some ganglia in March 2022. The treatments of chemotherapy that he began to undergo did not cause an effect so now, and for life, he gets a new monthly anti-cancer drug. “I’m not afraid of dying, but it would bother me,” she adds.

"Jurassic Park"

“Jurassic Park”

“I’m not free as such, but there is no cancer in my body“, he explained in the interview. Sam Neill has said that writing his autobiography has made him want to continue living by having the goal of finishing the book for it to be published: “I never intended to write a book. But as I went on and on writing, I realized that he was actually giving me a reason to live and I would go to bed thinking: ‘Tomorrow I will write about it… That will entertain me'”.

The actor asks for tranquility and calm to his followers

Sam Neill, following the publication of his interview, He has appeared on his social networks so that his fans can see that he is well and has taken the opportunity to write a statement about the latest news that has been published about his state of health: “It is a bit tedious because, as you can see, I’m alive and well and have been in remission for eight months.“. He also announced that he has returned to his working life and that he is immersed in projects such as “Apples Never Fall”, with which he is recovering his enthusiasm.