Alex Trebek delivered unhappy information in a video message to followers Wednesday, revealing he has been recognized with stage four pancreatic most cancers.
Since releasing the video titled “A Message from Alex Trebek,” the longtime “Jeopardy” host has obtained an outpouring of assist from mates and followers all through Hollywood.
“Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak was among the many first to increase his constructive needs to Trebek, tweeting: “The Sajak household is deeply saddened to listen to of Alex Trebek’s wrestle with most cancers. Our hearts exit to him and his household. However there isn’t a one I do know who’s stronger and extra decided, and I might by no means wager towards him. We, and the whole nation, are pulling for you, Alex.”
Comic and actor Ken Jeong echoed Sajak’s sentiments, writing, “Sending all my love, ideas and prayers to Alex Trebek. You’re my hero,” whereas Eric Bolling noted he had misplaced his father and sister to the ailment.
“Misplaced my dad and sister to that dreadful illness. Praying for you and your loved ones Alex. You’re man.”
Reps for Trebek, 78, confirmed the video’s authenticity to Fox Information minutes after it was launched.
“Hello everybody, I’ve some information to share with all of you and it’s in line with my longtime coverage of being open and clear with our ‘Jeopardy!’ fan base,” Trebek mentioned within the video. “I additionally needed to stop you from studying or listening to some overblown or inaccurate stories concerning my well being. So subsequently, I needed to be the one to cross alongside this data.”
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He continued: “Now, identical to 50,000 different folks in america every year, this week I used to be recognized with stage four pancreatic most cancers. Now usually, the prognosis for this isn’t very encouraging, however I’m going to struggle this, and I’m going to maintain working. And with the love and assist of my household and mates and with the assistance of your prayers additionally, I plan to beat the low survival charge statistics for this illness. Fact instructed, I’ve to! As a result of beneath the phrases of my contract, I’ve to host Jeopardy! for 3 extra years! So assist me. Preserve the religion and we’ll win. We’ll get it executed. Thanks.”