Alex Trebek Opens Up About ‘Tough Moments’ in Cancer Battle
By Tess Farrand, Associate Content Editor
JEOPARDY! host, Alex Trebek, said that he’s had lots of “tough moments” while battling stage 4 pancreatic cancer.
Trebek said on GOOD MORNING AMERICA, “There have been tough moments and I don’t know what it is.”
Trebek added, “But when it’s time to go, it’s time to go. Let’s do it. Get out there. Suck it up. Make it happen.”
The TV host’s attitude towards his health changes on a daily basis. One day Trebek says he feels great and on another day, he feels terrible.
Most recently, Trebek said that if this round of his cancer treatment fails, he will stop pursuing treatment altogether.
Still, Trebek puts on a brave face for fans.
A few months ago, Trebek told a fan, “With God’s grace and prayers from people like you, and good wishes from folks everywhere, I’m going to come through like you.”
Trebek’s wife, Jean, has been a great caretaker for the JEOPARDY! host since his diagnosis in 2019.
“I feel like I’m a terrible burden to [Jean] and that bothers me tremendously,” Trebek said.
“She says [I’m] not a burden,” said Trebek. “She’s a saint, but she has so much goodness in her that she is always giving out, always putting out to help me get over difficult moments, and there have been some difficult moments. I’m just in awe of the way she handles it.”
Jean and Trebek married in 1990 and have two children, Emily and Matthew, together.
Jean even supports Trebek continuing with JEOPARDY! as he feels able.
As new episodes of JEOPARDY are in the works, keep checking back for updates on Trebek.
Please continue to pray for Trebek and his loved ones.