Hollywood actor Sam Neill (75), known from the blockbuster "Jurassic Park", has suffered from blood cancer. The New Zealander said in an interview published in the British newspaper "Guardian".
The illness made him write his memoirs, which will be published next Tuesday. "I never intended to write a book," the actor said in the Guardian interview. "But as I was writing, I realized that it gave me a reason to keep going." According to his own statement, he would not have survived the chemotherapy if he had not been employed.
First symptoms during promotional tour
Neill reportedly first noticed symptoms of the disease in March last year during the promotional tour for his film "Jurassic World Dominion", a sequel to the "Jurassic Park" series. Chemotherapy did not have the desired effect. As a result, he received chemotherapy drugs that he will have to take for the rest of his life, although he is now considered cured.
In 1993, Sam Neill, through his role as paleontologist Dr. Alan Grant achieved worldwide fame in the Steven Spielberg hit "Jurassic Park".