‘Jeopardy’ Host Alex Trebek Gives Fans Health Update


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“Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek stated he is doing nicely after he was recognized with pancreatic most cancers however confused that issues might take a flip for the more severe.

“I’m doing properly,” he said during the conclusion of the video he offered to followers. “I’ve been continuing my remedy and it is paying off. Though it does fatigue me an incredible deal, my numbers are good. I’m feeling nice. The truth is, in the course of the break from the studio, I even wrote a guide that shall be popping out July 21st.”

The 79-year-old also introduced that previous episodes of the collection will probably be broadcast for the rest of July and in August.

Trebek introduced in March 2019 that he was recognized with stage 4 pancreatic most cancers, and within the meantime, he’s undergone a number of rounds of chemotherapy.

“Now, within the meantime, I’m right here at residence recording present openings for some very special ‘Jeopardy!’ episodes that shall be arising in July,” the host stated. “For the primary time ever, we are going to open the ‘Jeopardy!’ vaults and take another take a look at a few of our favorite episodes, including the very first ‘Jeopardy!’ present I ever hosted—mustache and all.”

The longtime host stated in a current interview that he will cease most cancers remedy if the present ones don’t work.

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Actor Alex Trebek (R) and wife Jean Currivan Trebek arrive at the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards show in Las Vegas, Nev., on June 19, 2011. (Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/AFP by way of Getty Photographs)

“Yesterday morning my spouse came to me and stated, ‘How are you feeling?’ And I stated, ‘I feel like I need to die.’ It was that dangerous,” he was quoted by ET Canada as saying. “There comes a time the place it's a must to make a decision as as to if you need to proceed with such a low high quality of life, or whether or not you need to just ease yourself into the subsequent degree. It doesn’t hassle me in the least.”

Trebek also introduced he is publishing a ebook, “The Answer Is … Reflections on My Life,” slated for launch on July 21.

Last yr, Trebek stated that chemotherapy is inflicting him to type sores round his mouth, making it onerous to talk.

“I’m positive there are observant members of the television viewers that notice additionally, but they’re forgiving,” Trebek told CTV, referring to the chemotherapy signs.

“However,” he added, “there'll come some extent once they (followers and producers) will not be capable of say, ‘It’s OK.’”

The Canadian-born host added that he isn’t afraid of dying.

“I’ve lived an excellent life, a full life, and I’m nearing the top of that life. … If it happens, why ought to I be afraid of that?” he stated in the interview on Oct. 4.