Sam Neill Reassures Fans He’s ‘Alive and Well’ After Cancer Diagnosis – Hollywood Life

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Sam Neil75, greeted fans with a video that revealed he was ‘alive and active’ despite his recent diagnosis of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma being revealed in a recent interview and in his new memoir, Have I told you this before? The actor, who also revealed he undergoes chemotherapy once a month, took to Instagram on March 18 to share the clip, along with a lengthy caption that gave an update. “Hi, I’m Sam Neill! Actor in a way, winemaker and author in this case,” he wrote at the start of the caption.

After adding that “news about his health seems to be all over the news right now, and it’s kind of ‘Cancer! Cancer! Cancer ! “, he admitted to being“ a little tiring, because as you see, I am very much alive and I have been in remission for eight months, which feels really good.

Sam further wrote to fans about his healing journey and updated them on what he’s been up to in his career. In addition to mentioning his new series Peacock, apples never fallwhich also stars the actress Annette Bening, he went into detail about his memoirs and why he wrote them. “I just wish the title wasn’t so much ‘that thing’, because the main thing is that I wrote this book, it’s called Have I told you this before?and it mentions cancer, because that’s the kind of context I wrote it in,” he wrote.

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Sam at a previous event. (Adria Salido Zarco/SIPA/Shutterstock)

“But I didn’t really intend to write a book,” he added. “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.” He then expressed his gratitude for his success as an actor.

“I never thought I would have a career in acting, let alone acting on screen,” he wrote. “But that’s kind of what happened and I’m full of gratitude looking back on that life, and that’s what the book is about. Hope you like it.” He concluded his message by assuring his fans not to “worry too much about ‘all this’ because I’m fine.”

Sam is best known for his role as Alan Grant in the hit jurassic park franchise. He also starred in the popular 1990s movie, The Hunt for Red Octoberand has won numerous awards for his work over the years.

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