Jeopardy! Host Alex Trebek Diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer

"I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease."

March 6, 2019
Alex Trebek

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Alex Trebek, longtime host of the popular "Jeopardy!" game show has revealed he's been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

He made the announcement in a YouTube video, and with his characteristic sense of humor, promised to fight the disease, noting that, "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.

"Truth told, i have to, 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. We'll get it done."

Watch his announcement here: 

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