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Jurassic Park icon Sam Neill reveals blood cancer diagnosis: ‘I’m not scared of dying, but it would upset me

Today brings more unfortunate news about popular actors in Hollywood. Along with The cable And John Wick Star Lance Reddick dies at the age of 60, it has been announced Jurassic Park And Hunt for the Wilderpeople‘s Sam Neill has been diagnosed with blood cancer. The actor addressed this health issue in an interview with a poignant statement: “I’m not afraid of dying, but it would annoy me.”

Sam Neill has a memoir coming out next Tuesday did i ever tell you that, and among the topics covered in the book is how he is being treated for stage three blood cancer. During an interview with The Guardian, Neill said he began writing vignettes about his life to both occupy himself and serve as a “salve” while he underwent treatment. As he remembered:

I found myself with nothing to do. And I’m used to working. i love working I like going to work. I love being with people every day and enjoying human company and friendship and all those things. And suddenly I was deprived of it. And I thought, ‘What should I do?’ I never intended to write a book. But as I went on and kept writing, I realized that actually it gave me a reason to live, and I would go to bed thinking, ‘I’m going to write about this tomorrow… this will entertain me.’ And so it was really a lifesaver because I couldn’t have gotten through this without doing something, you know.


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