In March, Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek revealed he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. He shared the news through a personal video message, saying “Now normally the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this.”
Even though Trebek underwent chemotherapy, he shared that he was going to continue filming for the show.
In May, Trebek told People he had a “mind-boggling” update to share. At that point, he said he was responding well to treatment and that his doctors indicted he was in “near remission.”
Now, Trebek has even more good news to report.
Through a new video message published to the Jeopardy! YouTube channel, Trebek shared that he has now completed his chemotherapy treatments.
“I’ve gone through a lot of chemotherapy,” he said. “Thankfully, that is now over. I’m on the mend and that’s all I can hope for right now.”
— CNN (@CNN) August 30, 2019
Trebek shared that he is already on the Jeopardy! set and has started filming the show’s 36th season. The season follows the previous one that was dominated by “Jeopardy! James” Holzhauer, who won 32 straight games.
Holzhauer earned a total of $2,462,216 during his time on the show. In honor of Trebek, he donated part of those winnings to a pancreatic cancer research walk held in his former home town.
His donation prompted many others to follow his lead, and dozens of additional contributions were made to the walk.
Jeopardy! Champ James Holzhauer Donates Winnings to Pancreatic Cancer Walk in Alex Trebek’s Name https://t.co/ifIf73y8U1
— People (@people) June 20, 2019
We’re so happy to hear that Trebek is doing well and that he has finished his chemotherapy. You can watch his latest update on his cancer battle by tuning in to the video below.
We’ll keep praying for Trebek, and wish him continued good health.