Alex Trebek Is Diagnosed With Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer: ‘I’m Going To Fight This’

Alex Trebek announced on “Jeopardy’s” social media channels on Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

“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,” Alex began his message from the set of his hit show “Jeopardy!”

“Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working,” Alex continued triumphantly.

“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,” he concluded.

In November 2018, Alex, 78, revealed he had visited the doctor to be tested for Alzheimer’s disease.

Alex has been the longtime host of “Jeopardy!” and joined the show in 1984.

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