Alex Trebek, Host of Jeopardy, Diagnosed With Stage 4 Cancer

Trebek vows to survive with the help of your prayers, and the response has been huge

  • Alex Trebek, 78, posted a video message on Wednesday announcing he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
  • Trebek has hosted the popular game show Jeopardy since 1984.
  • Despite the prognosis, Trebek vows to fight it and beat it with the help of everyone’s prayers.

Known for his straight-faced, witty banter with Jeopardy contestants,
Alex Trebek announced yesterday he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer – and
kept his sense of humor while vowing to survive.

“Truth told, I have to!” Trebek said in the video message to fans. “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.”

Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajak and many others sent messages of support to Trebek online.

Videos of infamous Trebek moments also made their way around the internet.

Everyone at Culttture is wishing him the best and sending him prayers for recovery.

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Yvonne Burton