Sam Neill gives health update after cancer remission

'Jurassic Park' legend Sam Neill feels great" after his cancer battle.



Sam Neill is feeling great
Sam Neill is feeling great

Sam Neill "feels great" after his cancer battle.

The 76-year-old 'Jurassic Park' actor has been in remission for years years after fighting stage 3 angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma - a form of blood cancer - and he's excited for his new Peacock series 'Apples Never Fall' as he continues to love his work.

He told Entertainment Tonight: "Listen, I have been in remission for two years now and I feel great.

"I only get better with age."

Last year, Sam insisted while he wasn't afraid of death after battling the disease, he "would be annoyed" because he still has plenty he wants to achieve.

He has been on a new experimental drug to fight off his disease, but despite the promising news, he knows it won't last forever.

He's been told by his doctors that one day the drug will stop working, which he is “prepared for”.

He told Australian Story at the time: "I'm not in any way frightened of dying. That doesn't worry me. It's never worried me from the beginning, but I would be annoyed.

"I'd be annoyed because there are things I still want to do. Very irritating, dying. But I'm not afraid of it."

After his diagnosis, Sam started chemotherapy but it stopped working after three months and he switched his treatment to a rare anti-cancer drug which has led to him going into remission.

He has now been cancer-free for a year but still requires infusions every two weeks, however, he's aware the drug won't continue working indefinitely.

He added: "I'm prepared for that."

Sam added of his cancer: "I know I've got it, but I'm not really interested in it. It's out of my control. If you can't control it, don't get into it."

He first revealed news of his cancer battle in his book 'Did I Ever Tell You This' which he started work on following his diagnosis.

Speaking to Sky News after the tome's release, he said: "The cancer thing came out as a corollary to the release of the book, which is a memoir that I wrote when I was under chemo. I'm doing absolutely fine now. What was slightly annoying was that the story was sort of 'cancer, cancer, cancer, cancer', and really the other half of the story is 'remission, remission and remission - and I'm absolutely fine."