Actor Sam Neill, seen here in October 2019 in Sitges, Spain, reveals in his new memoir that he battled cancer. (David Zorrakino, Europa Press/Getty Images)
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ATLANTA — In his upcoming memoir, actor Sam Neill, best known for his work in the “Jurassic Park” franchise films, reveals 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 outlet reports that he is on a relatively new chemotherapy drug that he will take monthly for the rest of his life.
“I’m not off the hook as such, but there’s no cancer in my body,” Neill told the publication.
A representative for Neill confirmed to CNN that he is in remission.
“I can’t pretend that the last year hasn’t had its dark moments,” Neill added in the interview. “But the dark moments throw the light into sharp relief, you know, and have made me grateful for every day and hugely grateful for all my friends. Just happy to be alive.”
Neill is now “very well and back at work,” his rep added.
He is currently in production on “Apples Never Fall,” a limited series at Peacock based on “Big Little Lies” author Liane Moriarty’s bestselling novel. The project also features Annette Bening.
Neill’s book, “Have I Ever Told You This?” is set for release on Tuesday. It is available for pre-order.