Alex Trebek Is Once Again Undergoing Chemotherapy
'Jeopardy!' Host Alex Trebek revealed some tough news earlier this morning on ABC's 'Good Morning America'. The long-time game show host revealed that he is once again undergoing another round of chemotherapy as he battles stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Trebek announced his stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis back in March, and he vowed to fight the disease. In recent weeks we had even heard that the treatment Trebek had undergone had appeared to be working.
“I was doing so well. And my numbers went down to the equivalent of a normal human being who does not have pancreatic cancer. So we were all very optimistic," Trebek told Good Morning America's T.J. Holmes. "And they said, 'Good, we're gonna stop chemo, we'll start you on immunotherapy."
That has since taken a bit of a turn, Trebek first revealed to ABC's 'Good Morning America' on Tuesday.
"I lost about 12 pounds in a week. And my numbers went sky high, much higher than they were when I was first diagnosed. So, the doctors have decided that I have to undergo chemo again and that's what I'm doing," he said in Tuesday's interview:
'Jeopardy!' Is now filming its 36th season, and Trebek has not missed a day of work since the diagnosis. The longtime host has received an incredible outpouring of support from fans across the globe, which he has found inspiring.
The host, who says sometimes he suffers from "excruciating pain" and "fatigue," revealed he had no plans to stop hosting 'Jeopardy!' right now.
"As long as I can walk out and greet the audience and the contestants and run the game I'm happy," Alex told ABC.
In a video posted on the Jeopardy! YouTube channel, Trebek says, "It appears I will be having more chemo treatments ahead of me... hey! They worked very well the first time, so we're expecting good results again. But please keep me in your good thoughts and prayers... believe me: it means a lot."
We're rooting for you, Alex! Your fight is inspiring to us all.