[A Message From Alex Trebek] [JEOPARDY!]

“Hi everyone, I have news to share with you all and it’s in line with my long-standing policy of being open and transparent with our Jeopardy! Fan base. I also wanted to prevent you from reading or hearing exaggerated or inaccurate reports about my health.

So, I wanted to be the one to transmit this information.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 will fight, and I will continue to work. And with the love and support of my family and friends and with the help of your prayers too, I plan to beat the statistics of low survival rate of this disease. The truth says, I have to! Because according to the terms of my contract, I have to welcome Jeopardy! during three years!

So, help me. Keep the faith and we will win. We are going to do it. Thank you.”Alex TrebekCulver City, CaliforniaMarch 6, 2019