It’s been almost two months since “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek announced his diagnosis with stage-four pancreatic cancer.
In a YouTube video posted in early March, Trebek noted that “normally the prognosis is not very encouraging,” but vowed to fight the disease “with the love of support of my family and friends, and with the help of your prayers … .”
Despite his determination and positive attitude, however, the 78-year-old game show icon revealed Wednesday the battle has taken an unexpected emotional toll.
Speaking to “Good Morning America” host Robin Roberts, Trebek explained that while his treatment is going as well as possible at this point, he feels the need to be candid with fans about his additional struggle with depression.
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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the host of Jeopardy, Alex Trebek who has been diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer. That topic is very close to us here, as Pastor Ed Boston’s father passed away 10 years ago after getting the same diagnosis.
Below is the announcement along with the YouTube video that Alex released about his diagnosis and keeping the faith.
Alex Trebek, the longtime host of the popular game show “Jeopardy” has revealed that he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He made the announcement in a video on Wednesday. The television icon vows to fight the low survival rate of the diagnosis and also says he will continue to work and host “Jeopardy”
“Hi everyone, I have some news to share with all of you and it’s in keeping with my longtime policy of being open and transparent with our Jeopardy! fan base. I also wanted to prevent you from reading or hearing some overblown or inaccurate reports regarding my health. So therefore, I wanted to be the one to pass along this information. Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working. And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease. Truth told, I have to! Because under the terms of my contract, I have to host Jeopardy! for three more years! So help me. Keep the faith and we’ll win. We’ll get it done. Thank you.”