'I'm Not Afraid of Dying': Alex Trebek Opens Up About Cancer Treatment

October 7, 2019

"Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek told CTV News that he is “hanging in” there as he undergoes another round of chemotherapy. In an interview with the Canadian news network, Trebek said he is taking the steps needed to keep fighting the disease.

“There’s little too much Alex Trebek out there,” he told CTV news on the challenges he has faced since releasing the news about his diagnosis of stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

“A lot of people are coming to me and looking for help, reassurance, and that’s tough," he said.

Just weeks after resuming his “Jeopardy!” hosting duties, Trebek announced in September on “Good Morning America” that he will have to continue chemo per his doctor’s recommendation, according to a People report.

The Emmy winner said he lost a lot of weight soon after filming, leading his doctors to advise for more chemo treatments.

In late August, Trebek announced that he was returning for production of episodes in prep for the quiz show’s 36th season in a video published on the “Jeopardy!” YouTube account.

The new season premiered on Sept. 9.

For now, Trebek has shared that he has no plans to end his legendary role as the show’s host since 1984.

“As long as I can walk out and greet the audience and the contestants and run the game I’m happy,” he said.

With all of the challenges Trebek is facing, he said he is trying to keep a positive outlook and that a lot of his strength comes from his wife, who is always there for him when he’s “going through a bad experience.”

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