It’s a tough time for Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek who is battling against pancreatic cancer. It took the fans by storm when he announced his illness. The 79-year-old is now undergoing treatment trying to make his condition but has not ignored the reality of the disease.
Trebek opened up more about his condition in a recent segment of ABC. He said, “I don’t mind getting choked up. My oncologist told me one of the symptoms, if you will, of pancreatic cancer is that you get these moments of depression, sadness”.
“I have learned something in the past year, and it’s this: We don’t know when we’re going to die,” Alex Trebek told ABC News. He also added that “Because of the cancer diagnosis, it’s no longer an open-ended life. It’s a closed-ended life because of the terrible… survival rates of pancreatic cancer.”
The host who is battling against stage 4 pancreatic cancer, is getting love from all around the world. His Jeopardy! fans have helped him a lot to stay positive, he says. This particular segment will air this Thursday on ABC.
Alex told the world about his condition through a youtube video on March 4 and said that he would keep fighting and keep working as well. The immense strength and positivity the man is showing are commendable.
Trebek took some time to tell his wife about the news after he went to see the doctor. It was devastating for her. Jean Trebek says that its the hardest to see her husband in pain and not being able to help. A severe stomach ache was what prompted him to visit a doctor in the first place. We fans are always there to love him, shower him with immense support and pray for him to fight and win this battle.