Following an incredibly devastating blow concerning his health, Alex Trebek’s fans have been on edge continually wondering about his wellbeing.
Several months ago, the beloved Jeopardy! host made the heartbreaking announcement that he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Fans were overcome with grief to hear that such a sweet, honorable man would have to endure such a terrible health crisis.
Despite the negativity he’s encountered in his health battle, he’s remained focused on staying positive through it all, no matter the outcome.
He has continued to work and recently wrapped up his 35th season hosting Jeopardy!. Following the final season’s episode, Trebek gave his fans the health update we’d all been waiting to hear.
“Some of you may recall that at the beginning of this season, I promised you that we had some surprise for you. Well, of course, I had no idea at that time that there were some surprises in store for me as well,” he started.
“So here on the last day of taping for our 35th anniversary season, I wanted once again to thank you for your continuing messages of encouragement and support, particularly the many cards I’ve received from young people. I’m touched beyond words.”
I’ve always tried to be straight with you and I’m not going to stop now, so despite what you may have heard, I’m feeling good. I’m continuing with my therapy and we - by ‘we’ [I mean] the staff - are already working on our next season: the 36th year of Jeopardy!” he said confidently.
“I look forward to seeing you once again in September with all kinds of good stuff,” he finished.
No one expected a message like this to come for Trebek, much less to hear that he’s feeling great and has no plans to stop working anytime soon. He’s the perfect example of being a trooper and defying odds one day at a time.
Please continue to keep him in your thoughts and prayers in the coming months. If you or someone you know has battled with cancer, you know just how difficult it truly is to overcome. We’re always supporting you, Alex!