July 29, 2021

‘Jeopardy’ host Alex Trebek is back at work on the show after finishing chemotherapy

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Alex Trebek is the host of the popular game show “Jeopardy.”
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By Matt Webb Mitovich From Business Insider

  •  Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek is returning to work on the show after completing chemotherapy.
  • The host revealed in March that he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer.
  • “I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working,” Trebek said of his diagnosis.
  • The new season of “Jeopardy,” with Trebek back as host, that premiered Monday, September 9.

Alex Trebek is returning to work as “Jeopardy!” host this week, nearly six months after revealing he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

CNN reports that the six-time Daytime Emmy winner (and Lifetime Achievement honoree) will release a video on Thursday afternoon announcing that his chemotherapy treatments are “over” and he is now “on the mend.”

Trebek shared his cancer diagnosis on March 6, saying, “I’m going to fight this, and I’m going to keep working,” he said. “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.”

In late May, he offered an update on his treatment/health, saying that some of his tumors “have already shrunk by more than 50 percent” following chemotherapy, despite the disheartening survival rate for Stage 4 pancreatic cancer.

“The doctors said they hadn’t seen this kind of positive result in their memory,” Trebek said at that time, adding that he cried “tears of joy, not tears of depression” upon learning the good news.

Season 36 of “Jeopardy!,” with Trebek back as host, premiered on Monday, Sept. 9 in syndication.

Read the original article on TVLine. Copyright 2019. Follow TVLine on Twitter.

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