Legendary “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek announced on Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
In a shocking video announcement, Trebek revealed everything to his fans before media reports spun out of control.
“Just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer,” Trebek said. “But I am going to fight this.”
He continued: “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.”
Facing death, Trebek was still able to find the funny side of things.
“Truth be told, I have to [survive] because under the terms of my contract, I have to host ‘Jeopardy’ for three more years,” he joked.
“So help me keep the faith, and we’ll win. We’ll get it done. Thank you,” he concluded.
Watch the full video below:
Trebek will now begin his brave fight against cancer. TMZ reported that the TV icon will immediately begin chemo treatments.
"We're told Alex's will finish out the current season of "Jeopardy!." In fact, he says he's vowing to keep working and he's bravely upbeat. In the video, he says he plans to beat cancer," TMZ reported. "Sources connected to the legendary host tell us he will immediately begin chemo."
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