This is horribly sad.
Alex Trebek has just made a heartbreaking announcement about his health.
“Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek is hoping for a victory as he wages a battle against cancer.
The longtime game show host on Wednesday announced he’s been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in a video posted to the show’s official YouTube account.
“Now, normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this. And 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,” he said.
Cancer is a tough battle to fight… and Pancreatic cancer is among the toughest.
Unfortunately, the odds are not in his favor.
Pancreatic cancer, on average and across all stages, has a 5-year survival rate of 9%, according to the American Cancer Society.
Trebek has hosted “Jeopardy” since 1984, when the show began airing daily in syndication.
But he’s keeping the sense of humor that got him where he is today:
“Truth told, I have to [keep hosting] because under the terms of my contract, I have to host ‘Jeopardy’ for three more years,” he joked. “So help me. Keep the faith, and we’ll win. We’ll get it done.”
OOMPH. This is why we love him.
And this comment sent me over the edge:
Our prayers are with you, Mr. Trebek.