Sam Neill being frank about his health.
The actor shared that he was diagnosed with angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, a rare type of blood cancer, in 2022 after noticing swollen glands during a press tour for his movie, Jurassic World Dominion.
“I’m not going to pretend that the last year didn’t have its dark moments,” he said The Guardian in an interview published March 17. “But those dark moments give light to sharp relief, you know, and make me grateful every day and very grateful to all my friends. Just happy that alive.”
Although now cancer free, Neill’s journey has had some bumps. According to The Guardianhis first treatment did not work, causing him to turn to chemotherapy drugs that he would receive monthly for the rest of his life.
“I’m not like that,” the 75-year-old says, “but there’s no cancer in my body.”
After everything he went through, Neill walked away with a new outlook on life.