In shocking news on Wednesday, Jeopardy host Alex Trebek made a stunning announcement about his health. And the news is not good.
Soon after getting the bad news, Trebek recorded a video message to give the true story.
“I have some news to share with all of you…” Trebek begins. Then goes on to give the somber details.
“Just like 50,000 other people in the United States, I have been diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer.”
In the little over one minute message, the beloved emcee admitted that the prognosis isn’t good, but promises to fight the disease with everything he has.
The rest of his message is remarkably upbeat, the TV host even injecting a bit of humor into the announcement.
“Truth told? I HAVE to [beat it]! 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.“ Then he signs off.
TMZ reports, “Alex has been at the helm of the show since 1984 and it has been immensely successful ever since ... dominating the evening game show biz along with 'Wheel of Fortune.' Alex has always said he is not the star of the show ... he says it's all about the game and the contestants.”
Trebek plans to continue working a normal schedule for as long as he can.
Please join us is praying for the 78-year-old game show host.
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