Sam Neill, 76, has entered remission after confronting angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, a rare form of non-Hodgkin blood cancer.
Celebrated actor Sam Neill, aged 76, has triumphed over angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, an uncommon strain of non-Hodgkin blood cancer, and is now in remission.
In a recent health update shared with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Neill revealed the challenges posed by his condition, emphasizing his pragmatic approach by stating, “I know I’ve got it, but I’m not really interested in it.”
Despite facing angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma, which accounts for only 1% to 2% of all non-Hodgkin lymphomas, Neill maintained a resilient attitude. After an initial round of chemotherapy proved ineffective, his medical team opted for an unconventional path, introducing a rare anti-cancer drug.
The treatment yielded positive results, ushering the actor into remission. However, Neill acknowledged that, inevitably, the drug’s efficacy may diminish.
In the face of potential challenges, the actor displayed a remarkable acceptance of mortality, stating that he is “not remotely afraid” of dying. Instead, he finds the concept “annoying,” given his myriad aspirations and ongoing projects.
Sam Neill, famous for his roles in iconic productions like “Jurassic Park,” expressed a particular aversion to the idea of retirement, declaring it fills him with “horror.”
His passions remain undeterred, with a focus on nurturing his garden, tending to vineyards, cherishing moments with his grandchildren, and returning to his craft.
Prior to his health battle, Neill had been collaborating with Annette Bening on the adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s novel, “Apples Never Fall,” showcasing his enduring commitment to his work in the face of personal challenges.