You know, the dude who chased around dinosaurs in Jurassic Park and was a total badass in Peaky Blinders? Yeah, that Sam Neill. Well, turns out he’s been battling stage-three blood cancer like a boss.
But wait, it gets even crazier. Sam didn’t just drop this bombshell news like a normal person. No, no, no. He decided to tease us all with a little preview of his upcoming memoir, Did I Ever Tell You This?. In it, he wrote, “The thing is, I’m crook. Possibly dying. May have to speed this one up.” Classic Sam, always keeping us on our toes.
In a recent interview with The Guardian, Sam spilled the beans on his diagnosis of angioimmunoblastic T-cell lymphoma. But fear not, my friends, because Sam is currently cancer-free! And you won’t believe what he did during his treatments. He started writing a book! Can you even imagine? Most of us would just binge-watch Netflix and eat ice cream, but not Sam. Nope, he used his time to create something amazing.
“I never had any intention to write a book. But as I went on and kept writing, I realized it was actually sort of giving me a reason to live,” he said. “And so it was a lifesaver really, because I couldn’t have gone through that with nothing to do, you know.”
Sam even admitted that the past year had its dark moments, but he’s grateful for every day and all his friends. And if you thought that was enough excitement for one interview, think again. Sam also revealed that he was happy to have missed out on a big role last year. That’s right, folks. Sam Neill is living his best life, cancer-free and turning down roles like a boss. We love to see it!