Recent news headlines from Sam NeillThe diagnosis of leukemia was clarified by the actor. The story broke thanks to excerpts from Neil’s forthcoming diary, which included a mention that he had been treated for stage 3 leukemia. According to the actor, the diary was written while he was undergoing treatment and he had nothing else to keep him busy. However, the Jurassic Park Star spoke to clear up the misconception that the health issue is a current concern. In a video on his Instagram Neil said:
And it seems like I’m all over the news right now, and it’s kind of like, ‘Cancer! cancer! cancer!’ Which is a little stressful because as you can see, I’m alive and well and I’ve been in remission for eight months, which feels really good. And I’m alive and I’m kicking and I’m going to work. I am very happy to be back at work.”
Neil’s video appears to have been made for fans who were seriously concerned about the beloved actor’s health after the excerpt from the diary went viral. It seems that even though the actor underwent treatment, it was successful, and as he noted, he’s been in remission for quite some time now. This will be good news for all his supporters and followers.
Sam Neill wrote his memoirs while unable to work
Somewhat ironically, no one was aware of Sam Neill’s cancer diagnosis while he was undergoing treatment and only found out later due to him writing his book while receiving that treatment. He also explained in his video how the writing of the book came about. He said:
So here I am, and I just wish the headline wasn’t so much “This Thing,” because the main thing is that I wrote this book, and it was called “Have I Told You This Before?” And it mentions cancer because that’s the kind of context I wrote it in. But I didn’t really mean to write a book, I needed something to do while I was in treatment, and I used to go to work and suddenly I couldn’t go to work. That’s why I wrote the book, and it must I can see a great response to it. People seem to love it, which is great.”
Despite receiving treatment and writing his book, it was hard to notice that Neil had stepped back from acting, appearing prominently as Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic World: Dominion and making another appearance as an Odin impersonator Thor: Love and Thunder. This year is no different, as Neil will soon appear in the comedy-thriller mobile door And on the peacock Apples never fall With Annette Bening.
This all goes to show that even at 75 years old, Neil’s health isn’t a huge concern, and he still has a lot to offer his fans. neil diary, Have I told you this before? Released on March 21, while mobile door Arrives April 7th.