Jeopardy's Alex Trebek Announces Devastating Diagnosis, Asks for Prayers

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March 06, 2019Mar 06, 2019

Alex Trebek just announced tragic news. Trebek revealed that he has cancer.

He revealed that he's been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He said that he will attempt to finish out this season of "Jeopardy!"

In a video message to his "Jeopardy" fans, Trebek said that he plans to beat the low survival rates of pancreatic cancer. He even joked that he had to beat it because his contract calls for him to host for three more years.

He said in the video, "Now, just like 50,000 other people in the United States each year, this week I was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Now normally, the prognosis for this is not very encouraging, but I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working."

He continued, asking for prayers, "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. Truth told, I have to! 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."

Alex has been hosting "Jeopardy" since 1984. It's the most popular game show along with "Wheel of Fortune."

The Canadian host, who was born in Ontario, got his start in 1961 announce the news and other events. He moved to the U.S. in 1973 to host a new show called "The Wizard of Odds"

He then worked on various game shows before landing the "Jeopardy!" gig. In 2018, he said that he was seriously considering retiring, but then he signed a contract extension for 3 more years.

Trebek took a brief medical leave in 2018 to have surgery for blood clots on his brain. Trebek also suffered mild heart attacks in 2007 and 2012.

Please join us in storming heaven with prayers for Trebek. May God give him a miracle to fight this cancer.

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