Alex Trebek wrapped up Jeopardy Season 35 and gave a special health update to his fans. The 78-year-old host of the show announced during Season 35 he had been diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He made the announcement in a video to his fans and in return, they rallied together in prayer and well wishes for the game show host.
On the last day of Jeopardy"s Season 35 taping, Alex Trebek provided a video update and stated the following.
"I wanted once again to thank you for your continuing messages of encouragement and support, particularly the many cards I"ve received from young people. I"m touched beyond words. I"ve always tried to be straight with you, and I"m not going to stop now, so despite what you may have heard, I"m feeling good. I"m continuing with my therapy and we, by we, the staff, is already working on our next season, the 36th year of Jeopardy."
Jeopardy returns for Season 36 in September 2019.
You may see the full video announcement made by Alex Trebek in the video player below.
As Alex Trebek continues to focus on his health over the spring and summer, his fans continue to pray for him and hope he makes a full recovery.
In other news, Alex Trebek has listed his Lake Nacimiento, California home for $1.399 million. The house is described as being 2,600 square feet and includes a 1,500 square foot workshop. Located on 30 acres of Lake Nacimiento, there is a covered dock and ramp with a private launch making it perfect for water enthusiasts.
The property is furnished and includes some extras such as his and her Honda ATVs, a Sea-Doo and even a jet ski.
Alex Trebek began hosting Jeopardy in 1984 and many can"t imagine the long-running game show without him at the helm.
Though Alex Trebek is committed and determined to return to the show for its 36th season, it seems that will be his last. Alex Trebek"s contract expires in 2022, but he has hinted that he may retire in 2020.
It"s too early to tell what Alex Trebek will ultimately do. He appears strong, healthy and in good spirits and is motivated to return for Season 36.