‘Jeopardy’ Host Alex Trebek Gives Update On Health Condition Following Cancer Diagnosis
Written by KFAT on April 19, 2019
Fourth Estate Staff
Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – ‘Jeopardy!’ host Alex Trebek has given an update on his health condition after announcing that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The TV personality informed his viewers and fans that he is “feeling good” and is set to return to the game show next season.
Last month, Trebek revealed that he has been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer, adding that he wants to be the one to personally pass along the information to fans.
“Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working,” Trebek said in the recording.
In an update, which was posted on the official ‘Jeopardy!’ Twitter account on Wednesday, Trebek said he is “feeling good” and that he will continue with his therapy, The Hollywood Reporter wrote.
The 78-year-old host, who’s been at the forefront of the game since 1984, thanked everyone for their support and prayers.
“I wanted to once again thank you for your continuing messages of encouragement and support, particularly the many cards I’ve received from young people,” he said, adding that he’s “touched beyond words.”
According to USA Today, he took a medical leave from the show starting January 2018 after undergoing surgery to remove he blood clot from his brain. Although he hinted at retirement back in 2018, he surprised viewers when he revealed that he has renewed his contract through 2022.
Trebek has been the host of ‘Jeopardy!’ since 1984 and has set a Guinness World Record for the most number of episodes hosted for a game show. As of June 2014, he has hosted 6,829 episodes of the game show—putting it at more than 7,000 to date.
Over the span of his career, he has won five Daytime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Game Show and has earned 28 nominations
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