Sam Neill, the actor perhaps best known for his performances in the “Jurassic Park” movie franchise, has revealed he is receiving treatment for blood cancer.
In an interview published Friday in the Guardian about his upcoming memoir, he said he was currently cancer-free but would require monthly chemotherapy treatment for the rest of his life.
Neill, 75, was diagnosed with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma after experiencing swollen glands while promoting “Jurassic World Dominion” last year, the outlet said.
Initial chemotherapy eventually ran its course, so he trialed a new monthly drug that then put him into remission.
“I’m not off the hook as such, but there’s no cancer in my body,” Neill said.
The book project began when Neill “found myself with nothing to do” during treatment, he told the Guardian. His diagnosis is a “spiral thread” throughout, but it’s not a “cancer book,” he insisted.
Writing the memoir “was a lifesaver” and gave him “a reason to live,” he added. The book — titled “Did I Ever Tell You This?” — is set for release next week.
Neill is now “very well and back at work,” a representative for the actor told “Good Morning America” on Friday.
His next TV appearance will be in the upcoming “Apples Never Fall,” a limited series with actor Annette Bening.