Sam Neill assures fans he's ‘alive and well’ and in remission after his cancer news 

Sam Neill, the renowned actor, has assured his fans that he is "alive and well" after his recent cancer diagnosis.

Neill revealed last week that he had undergone surgery to remove a lesion on his skin, which turned out to be cancerous.

In a social media post, the 74-year-old actor thanked everyone for their kind messages and expressed his gratitude for the support.

Neill's statement also included a word of caution to others to always protect their skin from the sun's harmful rays.

The actor, known for his roles in films such as Jurassic Park and The Piano, also joked that he was looking forward to "many more years of annoying you".

Neill's news had sparked an outpouring of support from fans and fellow celebrities, who sent their well wishes to the actor.

The New Zealand-born star has been a prominent figure in the entertainment industry for several decades, with a career spanning film, TV, and theater.

Neill's recent film work includes roles in the Marvel film Thor: Ragnarok and the adventure film Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

Neill's announcement comes as a reminder of the importance of skin cancer prevention, particularly for those living in areas with high levels of UV radiation.