As the host of the long-running game show Jeopardy, Alex Trebek has become somewhat of a fixture in many of our life stories. And now, his own personal story is touching millions.
“People all over America have been sharing their good thoughts, their advice, their prayers,” Trebek said Wednesday (May 1) on the set of Good Morning America during the first live interview since being diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer earlier this year. “And I feel it is making a difference in my well-being.”
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Granted, Trebek does admit that the road has not come without its share of bumps and turns.
“I’ve had kidney stones, I’ve had ruptured discs, so I’m used to dealing with pain, but what I’m not used to dealing with is the surges that come on suddenly of deep, deep sadness, and it brings tears to my eyes,” admitted Trebek to GMA co-host Robin Roberts. “I’ve discovered in this whole episode, ladies and gentlemen, that I’m a bit of a wuss. But I’m fighting through it.”
And yes, so far, that fight has been a successful one.
“My platelets, my blood counts are steady, my weight is steady,” he says. “The cancer indicators, those are coming down. I’ve got another chemo next week and then we’ll do a review to find out where things stand.”
You got this Alex!