Actor Sam Neill announces that he has cancer: "I am finished, possibly dying"

The actor Sam Neillknown for his role in the saga "Jurassic Park"among other works, announced that he is receiving treatment for a rare blood cancer at an advanced stage.

In an interview with the newspaper The Guardian on the occasion of the publication, next Tuesday, of his memoirs "Did I Ever Tell You This?" (Did I ever tell you this?), The 75-year-old actor said he was diagnosed with the disease a year ago while he was on a promotional tour for the movie "Jurassic World: Dominion."

"The thing is, I'm finished. Possibly dying," the actor -settled in New Zealand- announces in the first chapter in the book where he reviews his extensive cart, life as a star and his rest on his farm in the oceanic country, among other topics.

Neill initially received chemotherapybut when it began to fail, he embarked on a new anti-cancer drug that he will continue to receive monthly for the rest of his life, although he now claims to be cancer-free.

“I found myself with nothing to do (...) And I am used to working. I love working. I love being with people every day and enjoying company and friendship. And suddenly I was deprived of it. And I thought, 'what am I going to do?'" Neill said in an interview with the Australian version of The Guardian published today.

“I never intended to write a book. But as I continued and continued to write, I realized that he was actually giving me a reason to live and I would go to bed thinking, 'Tomorrow I'll write about it... that will entertain me,'" she said.

The actor, who during the confinement due to covid-19 caused a sensation on social networks with his nice messages of encouragement and songs that he performs with ukuleleis now preparing for the adaptation of the novel "Apples Never Fall" (The apples never fall) by Liane Moriarty, and which will be filmed in Australia.

“I can't pretend that the last year hasn't had its dark moments (...) But those dark moments put the light in strong relief and have made me feel grateful for each day and immensely grateful for all my friends. Just glad to be alive," he remarked to the doctor.

Born in Northern Ireland and resident in New ZealandNeill began acting in the 70s in a long career in which he has played more than 150 roles in films such as "The Hunt for Red October" and "The Man Who Whisperer to Horses", although his best-known role is possibly that of paleontologist Alan Grant in the "Jurassic Park" franchise.