Alex Trebek Announces He Has Cancer But Plans To Fight It

Some sad news today as longtime Jeopardy! host, Alex Trebek has announced he has late stage pancreatic cancer.

The Sudbury born gameshow host began hosting Jeopardy! back in 1984 and has grown as one of the most endearing personalities in television history, becoming a national treasure in the process.

Trebek announced today that he, like 50,000 others in the United States each year, has been diagnosed with “stage 4, pancreatic cancer” but despite the low survival rate, plans to beat it with the help of Jeopardy! fans thoughts and prayers. Trebek joked that he “has to” beat the disease due his contract stating he still has 3 more years as host of Jeopardy!.

Think I speak on behalf of everyone when I say, kick this things ass, Alex!!

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