Jurassic Park star Sam Neill revealed he must follow a lifelong chemotherapy treatment after being diagnosed — and beating — stage 3 blood cancer.
The New Zealand native, 75, detailed being diagnosed with the disease and its lasting effects in his new memoir, Did I Ever Tell You This? In an excerpt from the book — which will hit shelves on Tuesday, March 21 — the Peaky Blinders alum writes, “The thing is, I’m crook. Possibly dying. I may have to speed this up.”
Ahead of its release, Neill confessed he didn’t initially set out to write the memoir as a reflection of his condition.
“I never had any intention to write a book,” he admitted in an interview with The Guardian on Friday, March 17. “But as I went on and kept writing, I realized it was actually sort of giving me a reason to live and I would go to bed thinking, ‘I’ll write about that tomorrow … that will entertain me.’ And so it was a lifesaver, really, because I couldn’t have gone through that with nothing to do, you know.”
Neill shared that he…