Actor: “Jurassic Park” star Sam Neill: I suffered from blood cancer
“Jurassic Park” star Sam Neill: I suffered from blood cancer
As a paleontologist at “Jurassic Park”, Sam Neill achieved worldwide fame. In an interview, the actor talks about his blood cancer and how he got through the chemotherapy.
Hollywood Actor Sam Neil (75), known from the blockbuster “Jurassic Park”, suffered from blood cancer. The New Zealander said in an interview published in the British newspaper “Guardian”.
The illness made him write his memoirs, which will be published next Tuesday. “I never intended to write a book,” the actor said in “Guardians“-Interview. “But as I was writing this, I realized that it gave me a reason to keep living.” He says he would not have gotten through the chemotherapy without a job.
First symptoms during promotional tour
Neill reportedly first noticed symptoms of the disease in March last year during the promotional tour for his film “Jurassic World Dominion”, a sequel to the “Jurassic Park” series. One chemotherapy did not achieve the desired effect. As a result, he received chemotherapy drugs that he will have to take for the rest of his life, although he is now considered cured.
In 1993, Sam Neill, through his role as paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant achieved worldwide fame in the Steven Spielberg hit “Jurassic Park”.