(RepublicanDaily.org) – Actor Sam Neill revealed that he is “not remotely afraid” of death after he said doctors told him that the cancer medication he was taking would eventually stop working.
The actor, probably most known for his role as Dr. Alan Grant in the Jurassic Park movie franchise, revealed earlier in the year that he was battling stage three angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, a rare form of blood cancer.
Speaking in an interview with Australian Story, Neill, who is based in Australia, told the news outlet that he actually finds the prospect of death “annoying,” as he says he still has a lot he wants to do. Neill said that he underwent aggressive chemotherapy, a “brutal” ordeal that lasted for a couple of months, revealing that the treatments stripped him of “any kind of dignity.” In addition, his doctors said that the cancer was proving resistant to the treatment and was growing even more aggressive.
Neill also said that he was prescribed a “novel” drug, which surprisingly worked. He is currently in remission, but says that he will have to take the drug for the rest of his life.
“It’s not something I can finish,” Neill said in the interview. “It’s keeping me alive. And being alive is infinitely preferable to the alternative,” he added.
The actor has continued working, appearing in the latest Jurassic Park film, “Dominion”, last year. He has also appeared in the Marvel movie franchise in “Thor: Love and Thunder” and has done an additional three films this year, with a fourth slated for release at a date that has yet to be announced. He has also penned a memoir entitled, “Did I Ever Tell You This?” which was released in March. His book was inspired by his wanting to list the things he wanted his children and grandchildren to remember. He also owns a winery in Australia called the “Two Paddocks.”
Neill Has since apologized to his fans for raising concern.
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