Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek announces stage 4 pancreatic cancer diagnosis


WATCH: Alex Trebek announces he has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer

Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek has announced he has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer.

The Sudbury, Ont.-born game-show host announced the news in a video posted on the Jeopardy! YouTube channel.

Trebek says he wanted to announce the news himself to prevent fans “from reading or hearing some overblown or inaccurate reports.”

“Now normally the prognosis for this is not very encouraging but I’m going to fight this and I’m going to keep working,” the 78-year-old said in the video.

“With the love and support of my family and friends and with the support of your prayers also, I plan to beat the low survival rate statistics for this disease.”

Trebek joked that he had to beat the disease “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. Thank you.”

Jeopardy! airs on CHEK Monday to Saturday at 7:30 p.m. If you have any messages you would like us to pass on to Trebek and the Jeopardy team, email us at [email protected].

With files from The Canadian Press


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