Sam Neill promoted ” Jurassic World Dominion” 2022 while he was in difficult circumstances behind the scenes.
Neill, 75, revealed recently that he was diagnosed with stage 3 non-Hodgkin lymphoma during promotion of the film a full year ago. He received treatment and is now in remission.
The BBC gave the star a new interview in which he explained his thoughts about the diagnosis and what was happening in his head at the time.
He said, “I thought, ‘I’m crook. I’m dying.’”
During a publicity tour for “Jurassic World Dominion,” the actor said that he first noticed bumpy glands in his neck.
The National Cancer Institute states that nonHodgkin Lymphoma is a form of cancer that arises in the lymph system. This lymph system is part of the immune systems. The institute states that non-Hodgkin Lymphoma has reached stage 3. It is diagnosed in “groups both above and below your diaphragm”, or “in lymph nodes in the spleen and above the diaphragm”.
Neill recalled being “pretty phlegmatic”, but he realized he had to “take stock” of the situation.
He said, “I thought that I needed to do something and I thought, “Shall I begin writing?”
Neill wrote a memoir titled “Did You Ever Tell Me This?” He said that the writing of the book gave him “a reason for getting through the day” during his battle with cancer.
“I didn’t believe I had a book inside me. I thought I’d write stories. He said that he found it more engrossing.
The book will address Neill’s illness and will be published in March. He said he wrote the book himself without any help from a ghostwriter. He is also proud of the speed at which he completed the project.
He laughed and said, “I suspect my publisher, they’re delightful, but they wanted it out in a hurry just to make sure I kicked it before it was time to publish it,”
Neill stated that he now has a new outlook on life after he is in remission.
He said, “I don’t fear dying.” “I don’t want stop living because I love living.”
He is still excited to get rid of some of the side effects of his cancer treatment, such as hair loss.
“More than anything, I want my hair back.” He said that he doesn’t like his face at all.
Neill reflected on his journey with cancer and said that it was “an adventure, quite a darker adventure, but an adventure nonetheless.”
He said that the “good days” are “just fantastic” and that “it’s absolutely exhilarating to hear good news.”